Superficial injury of other parts of the wrist or hand is a common type of injury which can occur due to a variety of causes such as a direct blow, blunt trauma, laceration, or overuse.
Diagnosis of this injury is made based on the patient’s history and physical examination. X-ray imaging may be used to assess for any potential fractures.
Differential diagnosis includes fractures, tendon injuries, ligament injuries, and nerve injuries.
Treatment for this injury depends on the severity. Mild injuries may require rest, ice, compression, and elevation. More severe injuries may require immobilization in a splint or cast, medications, physical therapy, and/or surgery depending on the severity of the injury.
The prognosis is generally good with appropriate treatment. Recovery time varies depending on the severity of the injury.