Hand is Out of Joint Overview
Another name for Hand is Out of Joint is Hand Dislocation.
What is a hand dislocation?
A person with a hand dislocation has a bone out of place at a joint in the hand. Hand dislocations are uncommon and generally occur in combination with fractures.
What are the symptoms of a hand dislocation?
Symptoms of a hand dislocation include hand pain, hand swelling, hand deformity, hand tenderness, and hand bruising.
How does the doctor treat a hand dislocation?
Treatment of a hand dislocation includes rest, elevation, cold compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. An orthopedic surgeon will need to reduce the dislocation and apply a splint or cast. In some cases, the reduction may require surgery. See hand injury treatment for more information.
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