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Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after doctors for hand fractures in Palm Beach. Hand fractures are hand injuries that result from breaking of the bones in the hands and fingers. The fractures are most common in young active patients, industrial laborers, and older age groups with osteoporosis.

Hand Fractures Symptoms and Diagnosis

A doctor examining hand of a patient with hand fracture.


The hand and fingers have a total of 19 bones; these are the metacarpals and phalanx. Any of these bones can be broken in hand and finger fractures. The goal of treatment is to allow the bones to heal to achieve pain free and mobile hand and fingers.



Surgery can fix fractures with many different types of methods: plates and screws, wires, and pins. The goal of surgery is to use the methods that allows the bone to remain in place and the patient to move their joints the fastest possible.

Incisions for hand and finger fractures procedures are highly variable; its best to discuss the independent procedure with Dr. Rueda at the time of your visit so you know the location, length, and details of the operation. In some cases the fractures may be treated using stainless steel K-wires placed through the skin with no need to make incisions. However, those that require incisions are usually located in one of the areas shown below:

Recovery and Downtime

Why Choose Precision hand Center for your Hand Fractures Procedure?

Dr. Rueda, a Hand Fellowship trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience will be your safe and best choice for hand fracture treatment. Successful results in these procedures require a surgeon that is experienced and knowledgeable in wrist surgery and wrist anatomy. Dr. Rueda has published articles in expert peer reviewed journals and his work has been presented in several national conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting and long-term relationship and have some of the best hand fracture treatment Palm Beach can offer.

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