Fracture Care Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder

Fractures where the bones are not displaced may be treated conservatively using a sling or cast. Surgery is usually required for displaced and unstable fractures. Fracture fragments are repositioned and stabilized or removed. Fractures which penetrate through the skin need surgical intervention to prevent infection. Care is taken to minimize stiffness at the joint. Read More

  • The American Board of  Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • University of Pittsburgh  Medical Center
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery: AAHS
  • Alpha Omega Alpha