Hand and Wrist Injuries

The hand and wrist work together to provide the ability to lift, carry, and manipulate objects. Athletes and non-athletes alike are at risk of sustaining hand and wrist injuries or developing an ongoing condition. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for common hand and wrist injuries.
Wrist sprains mostly occur from falling on an outstretched hand. Playing certain types of sports, motor vehicle accidents, and repeated trauma to the wrist may cause wrist sprains.
Wrist tendonitis may occur from playing certain types of sports, motor vehicle accidents, and repeated trauma to the wrist may cause wrist sprains. Sometimes, age, diseases, and/or genetics may also cause the development of tendonitis in the wrist.
Know the difference between a jammed finger and a dislocated or broken finger. A jammed finger can be treated at home, but a dislocated or broken finger requires medical attention.
Several ligaments and tendons in the wrist help provide strength and flexibility to the forearm and the hand. A network of blood vessels and nerves pass through the wrist for nourishment and sensation of the hand and wrist tissues.
Depending on the severity, wrist sprain surgeries may be performed arthroscopically through a small incision, or through open surgical procedures.
Severe or chronic wrist tendonitis injuries may be treated with open surgical procedures. In less severe cases, minimally invasive techniques may be used.
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