The hand is a collection of complex structures formed by many small bones in which the muscles that allow the fingers and wrist to move. The hand bones are tied together with very tight bonds. Bone fractures in the hand only occur as a result of strong traumas. There may be fractures inside the joint, outside the joint.
Falling, dropping weight on the hand, hitting the wall can occur as a result. The fracture causes in the hand swelling, bruising, deformity, pain. An experienced doctor should be consulted if the patient has these complaints after trauma.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR APPLICATION ?
Don’t move the person except if necessary to avoid further injury. Take these actions immediately while waiting for medical help:
- Stop any bleeding.Apply pressure to the wound with a sterile bandage, a clean cloth or a clean piece of clothing.
- Immobilize the injured area.Don’t try to realign the bone or push a bone that’s sticking out back in. If you’ve been trained in how to splint and professional help isn’t readily available, apply a splint to the area above and below the fracture sites. Padding the splints can help reduce discomfort.
- Apply ice packs to limit swelling and help relieve pain.Don’t apply ice directly to the skin. Wrap the ice in a towel, piece of cloth or some other material.
- Treat for shock.If the person feels faint or is breathing in short, rapid breaths, lay the person down with the head slightly lower than the trunk and, if possible, elevate the legs.
WHAT ARE THE AREAS FOR THE APPLICATION?
This is applied to the entire body area.