The whole hand is dislocated either inward or outward, or to this
side or that, but more especially inward; and sometimes the epiphysis
is displaced, and sometimes the other of these bones is separated.
In these cases strong extension is to be applied, and pressure is
to be made on the projecting bone, and counter-pressure on the opposite
side, both at the same time, behind and at the side, with the hands
upon a table, or with the heel. These accidents give rise to serious
consequences and deformities; but in the course of time the part gets
strong, and admits of being used. The cure is with bandages, which
ought to embrace both the hand and fore-arm; and splints are to be
applied as far as the fingers; and when they are used they should
be more frequently unloosed than infractures, and more copious affusions
of water should be used.