How To: Diagnose and treat a Bennett's fracture

Diagnose and treat a Bennett's fracture

Bennett's fracture takes place at the base of the thumb. It typically occurs when an individual falls on an outstretch hand. The force is directed this way; the fracture occurs here. Learn how to diagnose and treat a Bennett's fracture in this medical how-to video.

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Pain at base of thumb
Non-operable treatment is possible
Hold bone in place with pin
Take x-ray to tell extent of injury

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"Dr. O'Grady is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who treats musculoskeletal conditions resulting from injury, overuse and arthritis. He has a special interest in arthroscopy and has served as an instructor in arthroscopic surgery at multiple national orthopedic conferences. Dr. O'Grady earned his undergraduate degree in physics at Georgetown University, and then continued his studies in Washington, D.C. when he earned a seat at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine in 1997, Dr. O'Grady went on to complete his orthopedic training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Long Island, NY. He completed his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. After completing his residency, the United States Navy assigned Dr. O'Grady to the Pensacola Naval Hospital where he proudly served as an active duty orthopedic surgeon for four years. training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Long Island, NY. He completed his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. After completing his residency, the United States Navy assigned Dr. O'Grady to the Pensacola Naval Hospital where he proudly served as an active duty orthopedic surgeon for four years. "

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