In case of emergency, you can contact our hand and wrist unit at: +41 22 719 61 44
Phone numbers of accident and emergency departments:
- Hôpital de la Tour: +41 22 719 61 11
- Polyclinique de Genolier: +41 22 366 92 78
Hand and wrist injuries account for 5 – 10% of all emergency room visits. These patients are initially assessed by emergency room physicians and triaged whether it requires emergency surgical care or medical care. Although hand and wrist injuries are rarely life-threatening, the risk for permanent loss of limb function is relatively high if not promptly managed or wrongly diagnosed.
The following articles will help you identify hand and wrist injuries that require emergency care and prompt hospital referral. This will also equip you with the basic knowledge of hand and wrist first aid care that can enable you to save a limb from needless amputation or permanent disability. The following clinical conditions are identified as hand and wrist emergencies that require immediate medical or surgical attention: