Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers services and programs through the following Divisions. Use these links to directly access all our Department sites.

Hand & Upper Extremity

Diagnosis

Your physician will ask you to describe what happened, examine your hand and wrist, and order X-rays of the area. Your doctor must determine not only which bone fractured, but also how it broke: straight across, into several pieces or completely shattered.