Fractures of the hand, wrist, and upper extremity are among the most commonly occurring injuries. They can happen at work or at play. By sound surgical decision making and skillful intervention, Emory hand surgeons provide the finest and newest treatment options to get you back to your prior level of independence. Whether that involves percutaneous fixation of scaphoid and wrist fractures or complete reconstruction of a fractured elbow or shoulder, our specialists excel at managing a wide variety of injuries.
Fractures that are displaced or unstable are more likely to need surgery to realign and stabilize the fragments, or sometimes to remove bone fragments. Whenever a fracture is open (bone breaks through the skin), urgent surgery is needed to clean out the tract and bone to minimize the risk of a deep infection.