From eating to doing any productive work in our day to day lives, our hands play the biggest role. In every function and movement that the hand can make, the bones are the supporting force. Imagine, a hand without bones. Although we are sure to have bones in our hands, there can be many problems that disturb the functioning of the hands.
The hand has 27 different bones, small and big. A hand fracture can be a result of a fall on outstretched hands or an accident. The most common of all hand fractures include injury to the pinkie finger or the little finger, forearm and the wrist.
Symptoms vary according to which bone is injured, and it’s size that is broken.
- Inability to move the fingers
- Physical deformity
- Depressed knuckles
Functioning of the hand depends on proper alignment of the bones in it. If there is a possibility that you are experiencing the above symptoms, it is important to determine if you have a bone injury. A physical examination of the bones, the position of fingers and the motion of the hand along with an x-ray must be carried out to confirm the diagnosis.
Dislocation of a bone usually occurs when a bone breaks. A small piece might displace itself at a significant distance away from its original positioning. The does the risk of dislocation increases with the severity of the fracture. In some cases, the bones fail to heal after the fracture causing a non-union where the bone is permanently dislocated from the original position.