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Diseases » Hand fracture » Summary
 

What is Hand fracture?

What is Hand fracture?

A break in any of the bones in the hand. Most fractures result from a direct force to the hand or fingers. The hand consists of ...more »

  • Hand fracture: A fracture of one or several of the bones that create the hand.

Hand fracture: Introduction

Types of Hand fracture:

Broader types of Hand fracture:

How many people get Hand fracture?

Incidence (annual) of Hand fracture: 8,991 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Incidence Rate of Hand fracture: approx 1 in 507 or 0.20% or 536,287 people in USA [about data]

What causes Hand fracture?

Causes of Hand fracture: see causes of Hand fracture

What are the symptoms of Hand fracture?

Symptoms of Hand fracture: see symptoms of Hand fracture

Hand fracture: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Hand fracture.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Hand fracture.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Hand fracture: Orthopedic Surgeon, Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Hand fracture.
Treatments for Hand fracture: see treatments for Hand fracture
Research for Hand fracture: see research for Hand fracture

Society issues for Hand fracture


Hospitalization statistics for Hand fracture: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Hand fracture:

  • 0.161% (20,491) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Hand fracture:

Organs and body systems related to Hand fracture include:

Name of Hand fracture

Main name of condition: Hand fracture

Hand fracture: Related Conditions

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