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Types of Hand Injuries

Dislocations of the PIP Joint
Dislocations of the PIP Joint

What are the symptoms of a PIP joint dislocation or sprain? Symptoms (as follows) are very painful and usually occur after a twisting or hyperextension injury to the joint: Pain in joint; Swelling; Bruising; Disfigured joint; Loss of joint function; Who is likely to get a PIP joint dislocation or sprain? Anyone can get a hand sprain or dislocation.

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Hand Fractures
Hand Fractures

Hand injuries can be divided into six general categories: lacerations (cuts), fractures and dislocations, soft tissue injuries and amputations, infections, burns, and; high pressure injuries (grease and paint guns). Other common hand injuries include. nail injuries, finger injuries, finger infection, wrist injuries, and; broken hand.

Injuries to the Bone
Injuries to the Bone

The hand consists of 27 bones (including the 8 bones of the wrist). When the other associated structures (nerves, arteries, veins, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joint cartilage, and fingernails) are considered, the potential for a variety of injuries exists when trauma involves the hand.

Soft Tissue and Closed Tendon Injuries
Soft Tissue and Closed Tendon Injuries

SOFT TISSUE INJURIES. What is a soft tissue injury? In the Hand, Wrist and Elbow there are hard tissues namely the bones and joints, and soft tissues which includes all the other tissues namely skin, muscles and tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels i.e. arteries and veins.

Sprains Sprains are Damage to Ligaments
Sprains Sprains are Damage to Ligaments

Depending on how bad the sprain or strain is, the pain may be mild, moderate, or severe. The worse the sprain or strain, the harder it is to use the affected area. Someone with a mild ankle sprain may just favor that ankle slightly. A more severe ankle sprain may cause much more pain and make it tough or impossible to walk.

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Thumb Sprains
Thumb Sprains

A sprain is an injury to a ligament, which is a soft tissue that connects bones to each other at joints. The most common ligament to be injured in the thumb is the ulnar collateral ligament. This helps connect the thumb to the hand on the side near the index finger.

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Wrist Fractures
Wrist Fractures

A wrist fracture is a medical term for a broken wrist. The wrist is made up of eight small bones which connect with the two long forearm bones called the radius and ulna. Although a broken wrist can happen in any of these 10 bones, by far the most common bone to break is the radius. This is called a distal radius fracture by hand surgeons (Figure 1).

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Wrist Sprains
Wrist Sprains

A wrist sprain is a common injury for all sorts of athletes. All it takes is a momentary loss of balance. As you slip, you automatically stick your hand out to break your fall.

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