Veda Medical

Wrist Fracture

At Veda Medical, we specialize in providing comprehensive and advanced care for many medical conditions, including wrist fractures. Our commitment to excellence in patient care and expertise in the latest medical advancements ensure that we provide our patients with the most effective treatment options.

Wrist fractures are common injuries from various incidents such as falls, accidents, sports injuries, or even bone-weakening diseases like osteoporosis. They can significantly impact a person’s daily activities, causing discomfort, reduced mobility, and functionality. Therefore, seeking immediate medical attention is crucial to avoid long-term complications.

Our team of highly skilled and experienced medical professionals at Veda Medical is adept at treating a variety of wrist fractures. They employ cutting-edge diagnostic tools to precisely determine the extent of the injury; based on that; they design a tailored treatment plan that may range from non-invasive interventions such as casting and splinting to advanced surgical procedures, including open reduction and internal fixation or wrist arthroscopy.

Furthermore, our healthcare approach goes beyond mere treatment. We believe in comprehensive patient care, including post-treatment rehabilitation, to restore the wrist’s functionality and prevent future injuries. With our holistic and patient-centric approach, we aim to deliver the highest quality of care, ensuring optimal recovery and improved quality of life.

Trust Veda Medical for your wrist fracture treatment and experience a healthcare journey marked by professional excellence, compassionate care, and outstanding patient satisfaction.

Types of Wrist Fractures We Specialize In

At Veda Medical, our expertise extends to treating a broad range of wrist fractures. Here’s an in-depth list of the types of wrist fractures we specialize in:

  • Distal Radius Fracture: Often the result of a fall onto an outstretched hand, this type of fracture affects the radius bone near the wrist. Both simple fractures, where the bone pieces remain aligned, and more complex fractures, where the bone pieces move out of place, fall into this category.
  • Scaphoid Fracture: The scaphoid is a small bone in the wrist located on the thumb side. Its unique position makes it susceptible to fractures, particularly during falls with an outstretched hand. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential due to the scaphoid’s particular blood supply, which can affect healing.
  • Ulnar Styloid Fracture: This fracture involves the tip of the ulna, which is the smaller forearm bone, adjacent to the wrist. While these fractures often occur concurrently with a distal radius fracture, they can also occur independently.
  • Colles’ Fracture: This is a specific type of distal radius fracture where the broken bone fragment tilts upwards. It’s commonly caused by falls on an outstretched hand and is particularly prevalent among osteoporosis patients.
  • Smith’s Fracture: Sometimes known as the “reverse Colles’ fracture,” this fracture is characterized by a distal radius fracture with volar (or frontward) displacement of the bone fragment. It’s typically the result of falling onto a flexed wrist or a direct blow to the back of the wrist.
  • Barton’s Fracture: A Barton’s fracture is an intra-articular fracture of the distal radius with dislocation of the radiocarpal joint. This fracture is less common and often results from high-energy trauma, necessitating prompt, and appropriate management.
  • Chauffeur’s Fracture: A “Hutchinson’s fracture” involves the radial styloid process, the pointed part of the radius bone near the wrist. It often results from direct trauma to the radial side of the wrist.
  • Greenstick Fracture: Common in children due to their flexible bones, a greenstick fracture occurs when one side of the bone bends and cracks but doesn’t break through. These fractures often involve the radius and ulna in the forearm.
  • Buckle or Torus Fracture: This is another type of fracture common in children. It occurs when the bone buckles or bends but doesn’t completely break, typically affecting the radius bone.

At Veda Medical, we are proficient in diagnosing and treating all these types of wrist fractures, with a team of experts committed to restoring your wrist functionality and minimizing the impact on your day-to-day life.

Other Services We Provide

  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrom
  • Carpometacarpal Boss
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Fingers
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Nail Bed Injuries 
  • Nerve and Tendon Injuries
  • Power Saw Injuries
  • Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Union and Non-Union
  • Stiffness in the Hand and Wrist
  • Thumb
  • Trigger Finger, and Jammed and Mallet Finger
  • Wrist Sprain

Recovery From a Wrist Fracture

Recovering from a wrist fracture is a multi-stage process that involves more than just initial medical intervention. It amalgamates appropriate treatment, diligent physical therapy, patient commitment, and time. Each patient’s recovery timeline may vary depending on the severity of the fracture, the patient’s overall health, age, and individual healing capacity. Recovery from a wrist fracture can include:

Immediate Treatment: 

The first step in recovery from a wrist fracture is receiving appropriate medical treatment. The fracture type and severity will determine the exact treatment method, which could range from immobilization with a cast or splint to surgical intervention.

A cast or splint might suffice in simple, non-displaced fractures. Immobilization aims to hold the bones in the correct position while they heal. On the other hand, complex, displaced, or open fractures usually require surgery to realign and stabilize the bones. Surgical interventions may involve pins, screws, plates, or external fixators.

Pain Management: 

Post-treatment pain management is a crucial aspect of recovery. Physicians often prescribe medications to alleviate discomfort, especially in the initial days following the injury or surgery. Over-the-counter pain relievers may also be recommended. It’s important to follow the prescribed dosage and not over-medicate, as most pain relievers can have side effects, especially long-term use.

Physical Therapy:

Physical therapy will often begin once the healing process has sufficiently progressed, which is usually confirmed through follow-up X-rays. Physical therapy aims to restore the wrist’s range of motion, strength, and functionality. Initially, gentle exercises are performed to increase flexibility, and gradually, more resistance exercises are introduced to improve strength.

During this stage, it’s critical to consistently work closely with a trained physical therapist and follow the prescribed exercise regimen. The therapist may also teach exercises that can be done at home.

Patient’s Role: 

Active participation is key to successful recovery. This includes adhering to physical therapy schedules, doing prescribed exercises at home, taking prescribed medications, and following all other advice the healthcare team gives.

It’s equally important to understand that healing takes time, and patience is paramount during recovery. Pushing too hard and too fast can lead to setbacks, while not pushing enough can result in stiffness and loss of function. The balance between rest and rehabilitation should be maintained for optimal recovery.

Regular Follow-ups: 

Regular follow-up visits with the orthopedic surgeon are essential to monitor the healing process, assess the recovery progress, and adjust the treatment plan if needed. It’s important to report any unusual symptoms such as increased pain, swelling, numbness, or changes in skin color immediately.

Long-term Rehabilitation: 

Even after the fracture has healed and initial physical therapy is completed, ongoing exercises may be necessary to maintain and improve wrist strength and flexibility. Continued adherence to the prescribed exercise regimen can prevent complications like post-traumatic arthritis.

Prevention of Further Injuries: 

Finally, adopting preventive measures to avoid future injuries is critical to overall recovery. This can involve using protective gear during sports activities, adopting ergonomic solutions for daily tasks, improving home safety to prevent falls, and treating underlying conditions that affect bone strength, such as osteoporosis.

Recovering from a wrist fracture is a journey that requires medical expertise, personalized physical therapy, patient dedication, and time. At Veda Medical, our team is committed to guiding and supporting you through each phase of your recovery process, helping you regain your wrist’s optimal function and resume your regular activities.

Question & Answer

Question: I recently experienced a fall and suspect I might have fractured my wrist. What are the signs of a wrist fracture, and what should I do next?

Answer: Wrist fractures often result from falls, and symptoms usually include severe pain, swelling, tenderness, bruising, visible deformity, and difficulty in moving or using your hand and wrist. If you suspect a wrist fracture, it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately to prevent further complications.

At Veda Medical, our team of professionals can conduct a thorough examination and utilize advanced imaging techniques, if necessary, to determine the extent of your injury. Based on the diagnosis, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan ranging from immobilization with a cast or splint for simpler fractures to surgery for more complex or displaced fractures. Post-treatment, we also provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to help you regain full wrist functionality.

Question: What can I expect during recovery from a wrist fracture at Veda Medical?

Answer: Recovery from a wrist fracture involves a few stages. Initially, the focus will be on immobilizing the fracture to allow the bone to heal. Depending on the fracture’s complexity, this could involve a cast, splint, or surgical intervention. Pain management is also a key focus during this stage.

You’ll begin physical therapy once the bone starts healing, usually confirmed through follow-up X-rays. Our skilled therapists will guide you through exercises designed to restore flexibility and strength to your wrist. Regular follow-ups with your orthopedic surgeon are also part of the recovery process to monitor healing and adjust the treatment plan if needed.

At Veda Medical, we believe in a holistic approach to care. So, in addition to treating your wrist fracture, we’ll also provide you with resources and guidance to prevent future injuries, maintain your overall bone health, and improve your quality of life.

Question: I’m an athlete, and I’ve heard that wrist fractures could potentially end my career. How can Veda Medical help?

Answer: A wrist fracture can be a challenging setback for an athlete. However, with the right treatment and rehabilitation plan, it’s possible to return to your sport. At Veda Medical, we specialize in sports injuries and understand the unique needs of athletes. If necessary, our orthopedic specialists will employ the latest surgical techniques to ensure your bones are properly aligned and stabilized. Post-surgery or immobilization, our physical therapists will work closely with you to develop a personalized rehabilitation program to restore your strength, flexibility, and function to pre-injury levels or even better.

We also work on preventive strategies to reduce your risk of future injuries. With our comprehensive and athlete-centered approach, we aim to get you back in the game as safely and quickly as possible.

Why Choose Veda Medical

Choosing the right medical provider for your finger services ensures the best outcomes. Here’s why Veda Medical stands out as your ideal choice:

  • Experienced Team of Specialists: Our team at Veda Medical comprises highly trained and experienced professionals who specialize in treating various finger and hand conditions. Their expertise extends to conservative treatments and complex surgical procedures, providing patients with the highest standard of care.
  • Advanced Microsurgical Techniques: We utilize state-of-the-art microsurgical techniques to treat various conditions. These high-precision procedures enable us to repair minute structures in hand, often resulting in less post-operative pain, fewer complications, and faster recovery times.
  • Comprehensive Care: From the initial consultation to follow-up appointments, our team provides comprehensive care that addresses the whole patient. This approach involves treating the immediate condition and supporting related issues, such as pain management and rehabilitation.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: At Veda Medical, we prioritize the needs of our patients. We believe in offering personalized care tailored to each patient’s individual circumstances. This approach means that every treatment plan is unique and designed to deliver the best possible results.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We invest in the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technology to enhance our services. Our commitment to technology is second to none, from high-definition imaging systems for accurate diagnosis to the latest surgical instruments for precise treatment.
  • Collaborative Multidisciplinary Team: Our team works collaboratively to deliver optimal patient care. Everyone is vital, from surgeons and physiotherapists to nurses and administrative staff. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that all patient care aspects are coordinated and effective.
  • Focus on Patient Education: We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge about their condition and treatment options. Our team takes the time to explain the details of each procedure, allowing patients to make informed decisions about their care.
  • Research and Innovation: As a forward-thinking institution, Veda Medical is actively involved in research and innovation. Our commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements ensures that our patients benefit from the most up-to-date treatments.
  • Safety and Comfort: Patient safety and comfort are our top priorities. We adhere to rigorous sterilization and safety protocols, and our team is committed to making the patient experience as comfortable as possible.
  • Accessible and Convenient: With flexible scheduling and convenient locations, accessing our services is straightforward and hassle-free. We also offer telehealth consultations for patients who prefer to consult with our specialists from their homes.
  • Post-Treatment Rehabilitation: We provide robust rehabilitation support post-treatment to help our patients regain full functionality. Our physiotherapy team designs personalized programs to facilitate recovery and restore mobility.
  • Follow-Up Care: We believe in the importance of regular follow-up care. Our team is committed to monitoring your recovery and making necessary adjustments to your treatment plan, ensuring you achieve the best possible outcome.

Choosing Veda Medical for your finger services ensures that you’re entrusting your care to a team of dedicated professionals committed to excellence in every aspect of their work. Our patient-centric approach and advanced technology, and cutting-edge techniques ensure that every patient receives the best possible care. Trust us to provide you with the highest standard of care for your finger and hand needs.

Meet Dr. Mohan

Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Trained in Hand, Wrist, and Microsurgery. Dr. Pradeep S. Mohan is a highly-skilled, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. After completing his General Surgery Residency at Seton Hall University, he attended Yale University and Southern Illinois University to complete fellowships in Hand and Microsurgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has received extensive training in all aspects of Cosmetic Surgery and Non-Surgical Rejuvenation. 

Dr. Mohan takes pride in his work, and his patients love him for his transparency, excellent bedside manner, and ease of explanation of the procedures. He believes in having educated and informed patients. Dr. Mohan is known for his individualized and comprehensive treatment plans and dedication to perfection, resulting in total patent satisfaction. He is here to help you achieve your desired goals.

Contact Us Today!

Are you ready to regain optimal hand and wrist function, alleviate pain, and enhance your quality of life? Look no further than Veda Medical, where our experienced team of hand specialists is dedicated to providing exceptional care and personalized treatment options. We are committed to delivering outstanding outcomes with our expertise in hand and microsurgery, state-of-the-art facilities, and compassionate approach. Contact Veda Medical today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards restored hand and wrist health. Let us be your trusted partner on your journey to improved function, comfort, and a brighter future.

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