There are 27 bones in the hand and wrist. A break or crack can happen in any of them. Millions seek treatment of broken hands and wrists each year, but the frequency of the condition does not alleviate the significant burden when it happens to you. Hands are required for nearly everything we do, so in addition to the pain, a broken hand or wrist can be a major disruption to daily life.

Hands and wrists can break in ordinary situations. In fact, the most common cause of breaks in the wrist occurs when trying to catch yourself during a fall. However, people who engage in extreme sports or have conditions like osteoporosis are at higher risk for broken wrists and hands.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Severe pain that might worsen when gripping or squeezing or moving your hand or wrist
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Reduced range of motion of fingers
  • Obvious deformities, such as a bent wrist or misaligned fingers

Non-Operative Orthopaedic Specialists

Orthopaedic Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialists


​​What's Next? Treatment Options...

To find out more about treatment options and specialized care, please call Columbia Orthpaedic Group at (573) 876-8141 and schedule an appointment or request one below:

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Columbia Orthopaedic Group
1 South Keene Street
Columbia, Missouri 65201

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