Overview

Fractures of the Forearm/Wrist

Hand and wrist fractures are often named after their anatomical location, how they happened, or the doctor who discovered or studied them.

In household mishaps, work-related trauma and recreational injuries, fingers can be fractured.

Most hand fractures heal on their own and don’t require surgery. Sometimes, however, fractures may not heal without the right surgical intervention. Stabilizing fractures requires internal support, or “hardware”. To protect the fracture while it heals, the therapist might use a custom-made thermoplastic splint. They can be taken out for hygiene and exercise.

Therapy programs can be started within days or weeks of the operation to restore motion, reduce pain and reduce swelling. Rehabilitation can last for weeks to months in order to restore strength and range of motion (ROM).

Goals

Possible Treatment Goals

  • Improve Function
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Decrease Postoperative Complications
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Self-care of Symptoms
  • Improve Wound Healing
Resources

PHYSICAL THERAPY
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BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION
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CUPPING
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DRY NEEDLING
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IASTM
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MANUAL THERAPY
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Vestibular System

ORTHOPEDIC THERAPY
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SPINAL MANIPULATION
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SPORTS REHAB
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TELEHEALTH
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ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE

ELBOW, WRIST & HAND PAIN
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FOOT & ANKLE PAIN
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BACK PAIN & SCIATICA
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SHOULDER PAIN
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HIP & KNEE PAIN
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TMJ/TMD

DIZZINESS & VERTIGO
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SPORTS INJURY
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TENNIS & PICKLEBALL INJURY
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RUNNING INJURIES
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NECK PAIN
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BALANCE AND GAIT