Receive Expert Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment in Thousand Oaks

At some point in our lives, most of us experience a broken bone or two. Some of the most common broken bones are hand and wrist fractures, which can be extremely disruptive to our daily lives. These fractures can range from minor hairline cracks to severe breaks that require surgery, and they can be caused by falls, sports-related accidents, car accidents, and even overuse. If you believe that you’ve suffered a fracture in your hand or wrist, you may want to consider treatment at Elevate Plastic Surgery.

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What Are Hand and Wrist Fractures?

Hand and wrist fractures are injuries that occur when a bone in the hand or wrist is broken. There are many different types of fractures, and they can vary in severity from a small crack to a complete break. The symptoms of a hand or wrist fracture can include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty moving the affected area. In some cases, there may be a visible deformity or an open wound.

If you suspect that you have a hand or wrist fracture, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your doctor will be able to determine the extent of the injury and recommend the appropriate course of treatment.

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Diagnosing Hand and Wrist Fractures

If you suspect that you have a hand or wrist fracture, it’s important to seek medical attention. Dr. Rahgozar or another specialist will be able to diagnose the extent of the injury and determine the appropriate course of treatment. There are several common methods used to diagnose hand and wrist fractures:

  • Physical exam
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT scan

Treatment Options for Hand and Wrist Fractures

Our options for hand or wrist fracture treatments in Thousand Oaks depend on the severity of the fracture and the specific bone(s) affected. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Rahgozar, he will evaluate the extent of your injury to determine the most effective treatment option. Some of the treatments that may be used to repair your fracture include the following:

Non-Surgical Treatments

If the fracture is not severe, Dr. Rahgozar may recommend non-surgical treatment options:


This treatment method involves putting your hand or wrist in a cast or splint to keep it immobilized and allow the bone to heal.


The doctor may prescribe pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and swelling.

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Surgical Treatments

In the case of a more severe fracture, surgery may be required:

(ORIF) Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

Dr. Rahgozar may use plates, screws, or pins to hold the broken bone together while it heals.

External Fixation

For this procedure, Dr. Rahgozar may use pins and an external frame to hold the broken bone in place while it heals.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting involves taking the bone from another part of your body or using synthetic bone to help the broken bone heal.

Recovering From Surgery for Hand and Wrist Fractures

After undergoing surgery for a hand or wrist fracture, it’s important to follow Dr. Rahgozar’s instructions carefully to ensure a smooth recovery. Recovery time can vary depending on the severity of the fracture and the type of surgery performed. You’ll likely need to take several days or weeks off work, and you’ll need to wait several weeks before resuming certain activities that require the use of your hands. Listed below are some of the steps that may be involved in your recovery.

Rest and Immobilization

During your recovery period, Dr. Rahgozar may recommend wearing a cast, splint, or brace to immobilize your hand or wrist and promote healing. It’s important to keep the affected area elevated and avoid using it as much as possible to prevent further injury. Follow the doctor's instructions on how long to wear the immobilizing device and when it is safe to remove it.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help improve your range of motion and strength in your hand and wrist after surgery. Dr. Rahgozar may recommend starting physical therapy a few weeks after surgery. He or your physical therapist will guide you through exercises and stretches to help you regain mobility and strength.

Pain Management

It’s common to experience pain and discomfort after surgery for hand and wrist fractures. Dr. Rahgozar will prescribe pain medication to help keep you comfortable during your recovery period.

Follow-Up Care

After your surgery, Dr. Rahgozar will likely want to schedule one or more follow-up appointments, and it’s important that you attend them. During these visits, he may recommend X-rays or other imaging tests to check the progress of your healing.

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Why Choose Elevate Plastic Surgery for Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment in Thousand Oaks?

To ensure that your hand or wrist fracture heals properly and as quickly as possible, choosing a qualified hand specialist is essential. Dr. Paymon Rahgozar is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in treating injuries to the hand and wrist. He has received training at several top institutions and helped numerous patients move forward after suffering hand and wrist fractures. He and his team at Elevate Plastic Surgery will go the extra mile to provide you with a comfortable and successful treatment experience so that you can resume your productive, pain-free lifestyle. Simply contact our office today if you’d like to learn more or schedule a consultation.

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