Hand injuries can vary from minor cuts and bruises to serious lacerations or broken bones. Injury to underlying structures of the hand has a potential for serious handicap. A good medical evaluation and rehabilitation can reduce this risk. The hand/wrist contains 27 bones and includes arteries, veins, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerve and cartilage. After a thorough evaluation, a physical therapist will design an individualized treatment program which may include exercises to improve range of motion, strength and flexibility, manual therapy to improve joint and soft tissue mobility, and education in ergonomics and joint protection strategies.