Doctors for Hand and Wrist Injuries in Poovattuparamba, Kochi
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HAND AND WRIST INJURIES
Hand and wrist injuries mostly occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks at workplace or home, accidental falls and fistfights. The risks are higher in sports that require contact or bearing of weight on hands and arms. The injuries can be minor or acute and are accompanied with swelling and pain in the affected area.
HOW IS HAND AND WRIST INJURIES DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner will do a physical examination and ask for details of medical history and lifestyle activities. The doctor may suggest some tests which include x-rays, ultrasound, arthrography, etc.
HOW IS HAND AND WRIST INJURIES TREATED?
Treatment for hand and wrist injury may include first aid measures, medicine, ""buddy-taping"" for support, application of a brace, splint or cast, physiotherapy and in some cases, surgery. Treatment depends on:
• The location, type, and severity of the injury.
• How long ago the injury occurred.
• Age, health condition, and activities (such as work, sports, or hobbies).
DID YOU KNOW?
Children below age of six have the greatest risk of crushing or bruising injuries of the hand.