There are 27 bones that make up a person’s hand and wrist. Each of these bones work together with muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to allow us to complete our everyday activities. Unfortunately, hand and wrist injuries are all too common and occur from falls, repetitive motions, sudden trauma, and many other seemingly harmless activities.
Injuries to the hand or wrist can be devastating. With so many components, even “small” injuries can be very painful and disruptive. Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery, casts, or physical therapy may be required. In some cases a hand or wrist injury may result in a lifelong disability.
Types of Hand and Wrist Injuries
Within the hand there are a number of fragile components that may be injured. Some of the most common types of hand or wrist injuries are:
- Fractures- the breaking of any bone within the hand or wrist
- Amputations- the removal of a thumb, finger, or the hand, often due to trauma
- Burns- an injury to the skin or soft tissues caused by heat, electricity, chemical, friction, or radiation
- Sprains- tearing of the connective tissue (ligaments) within the hand or wrist
- Dislocations- displacing or separating the bones in hand or wrist
- Lacerations- a cut or wound that is caused by sharp object
Common Causes of Wrist or Hand Injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe hand or wrist injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact Powers Taylor today. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will be able to evaluate your potential claim and help you decide what the next steps should be. The sooner you can contact an attorney and have a claim evaluated, the better. Contact Powers Taylor today for a free consultation.