Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Hand Fractures

Hand FracturesA fracture is a partial or complete break in the bones of the hand. Plastic surgeons, in some cases, may need to reconstruct parts of the hand because of the damage caused by the fracture.

 

Symptoms of a Fracture

This is a list of the most common symptoms of a fracture. However, each person may experience symptoms differently:

  • Pain in the injured area
  • Swelling in the injured area
  • Obvious deformity in the injured area
  • Difficulty using or moving the injured area in a normal way
  • Warmth, bruising or redness in the injured area

Specialists in the plastic and reconstructive surgery department take care to fully examine the patient’s hand. They will gather your medical history, ask how the injury occurred and use tests, like an x-ray, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or CAT (computed tomography) scan to see how far the injury goes. Using the latest techniques, these specialists will advise you on the best way to heal or reconstruct your hand injury.

If the Bone Is Visible

If the bone is visible (called an open fracture), it is considered an emergency. Get immediate medical attention for this type of fracture. When the bone is visible, called an open fracture, the bone sticks out of the skin or the wound is so deep you can see the bone through the skin.

Schedule an Appointment:

801-581-7719

Cori A. Agarwal, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 587-4830
University Hospital (801) 587-4830

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Oculoplastic & Facial Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Laser, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Jayant Agarwal, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 587-4241
University Hospital (801) 585-2318

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Microsurgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Hand Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Courtney H. Crombie, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 581-3271
University Hospital (801) 581-3271

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Jaron McMullin, M.D.

Locations
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-2639
University Hospital (801) 585-2639

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Hand Surgery, Migraine, Pain Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

W. Bradford Rockwell, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 585-3253
University Hospital (801) 585-3253

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Frostbite, Microsurgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Hand Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Laser, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing