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Bennett Fracture Fixation2023-12-06T10:17:48+00:00

Bennett Fracture Fixation

Bennett fracture fixation surgery is a surgical procedure performed to stabilise and realign the fracture at the base of the thumb, typically involving the use of internal fixation devices like screws or pins. The goal of the surgery is to restore normal anatomy, promote proper healing, and regain function in the thumb.

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Bennett Fracture Fixation

A Bennett fracture is a type of fracture that occurs at the base of the thumb, specifically at the joint known as the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint. This type of fracture often involves the first metacarpal bone, which is the bone that connects the thumb to the wrist. Bennett fractures can result from trauma or direct force on the thumb, leading to displacement and instability of the joint.

Bennett Fracture Fixation at a Glance

Procedure Time:
30 minutes

Return to Work:
6-8 weeks

Full Recovery:
8-12 weeks

Price:
£3800 (Fixed)

What to expect at the time of your surgery:

Local anaesthesia is usually used for the surgery. This causes numbness, enabling the patient to stay awake throughout the procedure. The surgeon makes an incision near the base of the thumb to access the fractured bones. The displaced bones are carefully repositioned to restore alignment. Internal fixation devices, such as screws or pins, are used to stabilise the fractured bones and maintain proper alignment during the healing process. The incision is closed with sutures.

What to expect after your surgery:

After the surgery, patients typically undergo a period of rehabilitation and physical therapy to regain strength, mobility, and function in the thumb. The specific postoperative care plan may vary depending on the severity of the fracture and the surgical technique used. Following Bennett fracture fixation surgery, the immediate postoperative period involves the thumb’s immobilisation with a splint or cast, accompanied by pain management. In the first weeks, follow-up after-care appointments monitor healing, and potential adjustments to the splint may be made. Elevation and ice help manage swelling. Between weeks 3-6, controlled thumb movement may be initiated, and physical therapy may commence to improve the range of motion and prevent stiffness. From weeks 6–12, a gradual return to activities may be allowed, and physical therapy focuses on strengthening. Full recovery, including a return to normal activities, can take several months, with regular follow-up appointments to monitor progress.

Bennett Fracture Fixation Prices

Bennett Fracture Fixation prices are fixed, which is £3800

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Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

Next Steps

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Bennett Fracture Fixation FAQ

Why is it required to fix a Bennett fracture?2023-11-01T14:40:13+00:00
Bennett fractures are frequently unstable and necessitate surgery to promote appropriate healing and restore function and strength to the thumb. Fixation aids in keeping the broken bone fragments aligned and minimize the risk of arthritis in the future.
Does the procedure hurt?2023-10-27T16:23:25+01:00
Because of local anaesthesia, patients don’t feel discomfort during the procedure. Patients may feel some discomfort after surgery, but pain is usually controlled with prescription drugs.
How long does it take to recover from Bennett fracture fixation?2023-10-27T16:37:30+01:00

In order to protect the surgical site and immobilise the thumb, recovery calls for the use of a cast or splint. To aid in the restoration of thumb mobility and strength, physical treatment may be advised. It may take several weeks or months to fully heal.

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