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Sam Dekker Fractures Left Hand

basketballSam Dekker is no stranger to injuries, and he took another hit on Sunday when he injured is left hand during a game against the Phoenix Suns. Sam Dekker fractured his left hand after he collided with Jared Dudley, a forward for the Suns. Dekker had surgery on Monday and he will be re-evaluated next week.

Dekker stated that he was diving for a loose ball and his left hand was pinned. Dekker knew right away that his hand was broken. Dekker hopes he will be able to return in time for the playoffs, but he is expected to spend the next month watching his team from the sidelines.

If you have a broken hand or a broken wrist, you will likely experience some of these signs and symptoms:

  • Pain that worsens when you squeeze or grip something
  • Swelling
  • Your hand or wrist is tender
  • Your hand or wrist is bruised
  • You are unable to move your fingers
  • Your hand feels numb

A fractured hand can be caused by a number of reasons, including the following:

  • Falling on the hand while it is outstretched is one of the main causes of a broken hand.
  • Many hand injuries and wrist injuries take place during a sport where there is contact, such as basketball.
  • Many hands and/or wrist injuries also occur during vehicle accidents. These type of injuries will sometimes require surgery in order to repair the broken bones.

If you think your hand or wrist may be fractured, you should not hesitate to contact a doctor, especially if you are unable to move your fingers. If you delay making a visit to your doctor, you will not receive the treatment you need in time and your healing process will be a slow one. Delaying diagnosis and treatment will also result in a decreased strength and range of motion.