Broken Thumb Treatment Options at Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas in Houston
A broken thumb occurs when one of the two bones in the thumb fractures, usually as a result of an impact or trauma to the thumb. At Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas, serving the greater Houston, Texas, area, we provide comprehensive hand care for individuals throughout the region who have symptoms or conditions that affect the hand, wrist, or arm. We can help you heal from a broken thumb or similar condition so that you can get back to your regular life.
The primary symptom of a broken thumb is pain, which occurs immediately and most severely right after the bone physically fractures. Pain will continue to be a symptom when trying to move the thumb or when touching the thumb and may also be accompanied by symptoms like:
- Difficulty moving the thumb
- Disfigurement of the thumb
If you notice any of these symptoms in or around your thumb, it is important to consult with a physician for diagnosis and treatment. When you visit Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas in Houston, we’ll discuss your medical history, complete an X-ray onsite to confirm your broken thumb, and provide treatment.
Treatment for a broken thumb often involves a splint or cast to immobilize the thumb while it heals. Depending on the type and extent of the fracture, one of our physicians may stabilize the bone first to ensure it is properly aligned when it heals. In some cases, stabilization may require minimally invasive surgery, which our physicians are able to offer onsite as an outpatient procedure.
Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas is the largest private hand care practice in the Houston, TX, and our team of skilled physicians is available to help diagnose and treat your broken thumb or any other hand condition. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We offer same-day appointments and accept most insurance plans for your convenience.