Hand and Wrist
The hand and wrist is a complex anatomical region of the body. With numerous bones in the small bones of the fingers (phalanges) and the long bones within the palm (metacarpals), trauma to the hand is often associated with a fracture of these small bones. Tendons are tissues that connect muscles to bone. When muscles contract, tendons pull on bones. This causes parts of the body (such as a finger) to move. The muscles that move the fingers and thumb are located in the forearm. Long tendons extend from these muscles through the wrist and attach to the small bones of the fingers and thumb. In the absence of trauma, patients are commonly affected by carpel tunnel syndrome, which occurs when the space around the flexor tendons becomes limited causing pressure on the median nerve. Your surgeons at Beach Orthopaedics Specialty Institute are skilled in treating a myriad of problems that can affect the hand and wrist.
The video below can walk you through some of the common hand and wrist injuries to help you understand conditions and their treatments.