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how can you tape a broken thumb

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Difficult: Certain finger and toe fractures can be treated with taping. The taping is usually done from one finger to the next. This cannot be done with the thum ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Thumb: While i agree that many thumb fractures are best treated in a cast or splint, there are times when tape is used. After the initial healing has taken p ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many ways: It depends on the type of thumb fracture that you have. Some require immobilization only, others are best served with fixation with pins or plates and ... Read More
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Dr. Victor Khabie
29 years experience Sports Medicine
Cast or surgery: If the bone has not shifted, a cast will suffice. Otherwise surgery is needed to put the bones back and pins or screws to hold them together.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Splint: Either you splint it or have it fixed. It heales in 3-6 weeks.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Broken: Your body naturally heals most broken bones. You need to make sure that the bones are well aligned so that it heals straight. Talk to your doctor fo ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on fracture : The treatment of a thumb fracture depends on the fracture type. Some require surgery, some do not. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Painful: Broke bones in the fingers/thumb are usually swollen and painful.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Thst depends on how bad the break is. If a bone is just chipped in a small area or even have an avulsed or torn tendon, the bone may look normal but j ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Brcause of the importance of the thumb in the use of the hand, thumb fractures should be evaluated by your doctor to give you the best chance of a ful ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Dr. W. Batson answered
43 years experience Hand Surgery
Maybe: Many times yes but at other times no. All frctures are different therefore the treatment also varies a lot.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Thumb spica: First off, you need to be seen. Your provider will ensure there are no complicating factors, such as dislocation or joint involvement that may need to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Stop hitch-hiking: Just kidding. But a potentially broken thumb is serious. Get to your doc, an x-ray will tell, and they can direct your tx. Or referral.
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