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Is it okay for my fingernails to grow more slowly on my broken hand

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Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
If it weren't: There wouldn't be much you could do.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Change in nutional status]blood flow can change growth rate and injury can do this but usually it is temporary with fractures.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Broken hand : First get a specific diagnosis , i.e. Fracture of the ___________. Then find out how it needs to be treated, ioe a cast, splint, surgery, pins, plates ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on fracture: Depends on fracture. Treatment can be anywhere from taping; to closed reduction and putting in a splint; to surgery with internal fixation. The treatm ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Splinting or casting: In the proper position is the single most important ting to treat a hand fracture. Finger and hand joints get stiff quiclky if poorly positioned. The ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Movies are wrong: Hands can not stand up to punching things, unprotected! pain, swelling, bruising, new angles. Get to your doc. These are your most valuable tools in y ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
18 years experience Medical Oncology
Aerobic exercise: I assume you have at least had a preliminary evaluation of your hand. You should not use any equipment that requires gripping with your hands for the ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
X-ray: You can only tell if you have a true fracture with an x-ray. You need to see your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: Thorough exam to make sure no nerves/arteries are involved. Pain medications. Clean up and suture if necessary, any open lacerations. Splint the ac ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a hand surgeon.: Assuming you have already had an x-ray of your hand, the next step is to see an orthopaedic hand surgeon for further evaluation. Non-displaced fractur ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
19 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Pain, swelling, burising, or limited range of motion may be signs of a broken bone.
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Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Pain and deformity: Usually there is pain, swelling and some deformity - crepitus or the sound of bone ends rubbing can also be present.
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