Michael J. Feldman, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Michael J. Feldman, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Sprains And Fractures Specialist

Recovery from hand, wrist, elbow and forearm injuries requires a skilled and experienced approach. Dr. Feldman has extensive experience helping patients throughout the Beverly Hills, CA, area achieve optimal recovery for all types of injuries in the area extending from the tips of the fingers to the elbow.

Sprains and Fractures of the Fingers, Hand, Wrist, Forearm, and Elbow

by Michael J. Feldman, MD

What are the symptoms of a sprain?

Sprains occur when ligaments, fibrous bands that connect one bone to another, become stretched, sometimes even tearing. Considering just one hand has well over 100 ligaments, it's not surprising sprains are one of the most common injuries of the fingers, hands, wrists, forearms and elbows. The most common symptoms of a sprain include pain, inflammation, swelling and sometimes bruising. A “popping” noise can sometimes be heard when the injury occurs. Sprains can cause joints to become completely immobile or mobility and stability can be mildly to significantly compromised. Mild sprains may cause swelling and pain without substantially compromising the joint function.

What are the symptoms of a fracture?

The symptoms of a fracture depend on the severity of the injury and its location. In general, fractures can cause:

  • pain that is worse with movement or pressure

  • swelling

  • bruising

  • deformity in the bone or joint

  • loss of movement or function in the area

Compound fractures result in bone protruding from the skin.

How are fractures and sprains in the hand and forearm treated?

Both fractures and sprains require immediate evaluation by a doctor to prevent the injury from becoming worse and causing permanent damage. In addition to a physical exam, x-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests may be ordered for a more comprehensive evaluation of the area. Sprains and some more mild fractures may be treated with splinting, while more serious fractures will require casting. Some types of fractures and sprains may require surgery to reattach ligaments or ensure bones remain in the proper alignment for healing. Both fractures and sprains typically require some type of physical therapy during healing to ensure strength, mobility and range of motion are restored to the area.

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Dr. Feldman accepts most major insurance providers. For questions regarding your specific plan, please call your insurance provider.

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Location
Michael Feldman, MD
8641 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 205
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-819-4969
Fax: 310-855-7205
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