U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Hand fracture

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Pain and swelling: These are the two most common symptoms and they can persist for days. If in doubt, an xray can confirma fracture or help you make treatment decisions... Read More
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Pain: There are several signs. The most obvious one is a deformity. Without a deformity, then in the setting of recent trauma you would be looking for mod... Read More
Dr.
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Multiple signs: - Swelling - Deformity of the wrist/ hand - Significant pain - Inability to move your wrist - Unable to move your fingers - Tingling in the fingers an... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Splint and boddy : Tapping of the two finger together, surgery may be needed if you can not control rotation.
Dr. Randy Hauck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: Nondisplaced fractures are protected to prevent displacement by splinting and protected motion to prevent stiffness. Displaced fractures are generally... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Variable: Deformity, swelling, bone showing through skin, and difficulty moving wrist from pain.
Dr.
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Multiple signs: - Swelling - Deformity of the wrist/ hand - Significant pain - Inability to move your wrist - Unable to move your fingers - Tingling in the fingers an... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 23 years experience
It can: Typically with hand fractures the question is no will it heal but in what position will it heal in. If the fracture is not in a good position your han... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Yan
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
6-8 weeks: Usually the pins/k-wires stay in for about 4 weeks. After that, you'll likely be pretty stiff. After a few weeks of occupational therapy, you should b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Almost anything...: The hands are very often injured because they are our connection to the outside world. Symptoms and signs of hand fractures include pain, deformity, p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Pain and deformity: Patient how fracture of the hand usually have pain, swelling and deformity in the finger and x-ray will show the fracture.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Fracture healing depends on a number of fractures including the severity of the break, the treatment the fracture receives, and the health of the pati... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Immobilization: Any fracture will need to be immobilized. In the case of a hand fracture, the hand would be placed in a cast for approximately 4-6 weeks.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Hand fracture: Initial management includes continuous elevation above heart level of the injured hand, as well as continuous ice. Immobilization with a splint is h... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership