Treatment of bone fractures

Fractures to the fingers, thumb, small bones of the carpus (such as the scaphoid) and the forearm are common.  Some fractures are stable and require immobilisation whereas others are unstable and require fixation.  The BMI Hand & Wrist Service team will work together to review your fracture and determine the most effective and efficient treatment for you. 

While a fracture is healing, it is important to move the other parts of the hand and arm to prevent stiffness.  Once the immobilisation period is complete, the priority is restoration of movement and return to daily activity and sport. The hand therapist will be able to assess motion, sensation, dexterity, function and marry this with individual needs to prescribe a bespoke programme.