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What are the risks of having a hand fracture?

Rachel Rohde, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
The biggest risk of most hand fractures is loss of function; usually, the loss is related to motion. Hand fractures that are not treated/followed can result in malrotated fingers that overlap or excessive stiffness. This is why it is so important to seek medical attention even for "just a broken finger."

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