The words fracture and break are interchangeable when talking about bones. Simple fractures that are in alignment can be treated by immobilising the finger, hand or wrist. At HULC we are specialists in making custom-made, lightweight thermoplastic splints, also known as an orthosis, to support the fracture whilst it heals. These splints are made to measure at your first appointment and can be modified if your hand/ wrist changes shape due to factors, such as a reduction in swelling. Another bonus is these splints can get wet!
For complex breaks that require surgery to fix and align the bones, a splint can be made post-operatively.
Hand therapy is vital in the case of any hand or wrist fracture to optimise movement and function post injury.