Simple and complex fractures of the hand or wrist are treated by our hand and wrist specialists, who have the skills and experience to provide you the best possible healing. Our experts have developed some of the latest treatment approaches, including improved implants for better healing and devices for fractures of specific bones in the hand and wrist.
Our hand and wrist specialists see patients at Duke Orthopaedic clinics in Durham and Raleigh. Find one near you.
Expert Care for Hand and Wrist Fractures
Bones in the hand or wrist can break during contact sports or from falls, especially if you fall onto your outstretched hand. Trauma such as a car accident can also cause severe hand or wrist fractures. Breaks can range from simple, stable fractures to complicated breaks in which the bone is shattered into many pieces. In some cases, a bone fragment can pierce the skin.
Our orthopaedic specialists treat the full range of hand and wrist fractures. Imaging, such as X-ray or MRI, is used to assess your injury and help us determine the best way to proceed with your care.
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Our convenient orthopaedic urgent care locations in Durham, Apex, and Wake Forest are open seven days a week. Get fast service with no long waits and no unnecessary exposure to illness. No appointment needed; walk-ins are welcome.
Why Choose Duke
We Treat the Full Range of Hand and Wrist Conditions
This includes injuries in amateur and professional athletes of all ages. Many come to Duke from other parts of the country for our expert sports-injury care. We often help patients who come to us after treatment at other centers has failed.
Advanced Care from Skilled Experts
Our hand and wrist surgeons are skilled in the most advanced surgical techniques for repairing injuries, correcting deformities, and restoring function. This includes wrist fusion and wrist replacement surgeries. Whenever possible, our surgeons offer minimally invasive procedures, which can reduce your healing time.
Specially Trained Hand Therapists
Occupational therapists who specialize in hand and wrist conditions are located right in our clinics. They provide customized therapy to help you recover from surgery as quickly as possible -- or avoid the need for surgery altogether.
We’re Innovators and Teachers
Our hand and wrist specialists have developed new treatment techniques and devices that are now used across the country. They’re also teachers who train the next generation of orthopaedic specialists in complex surgical procedures.
Where you receive your care matters. Duke University Hospital’s nationally ranked orthopaedics program was named best in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.