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Is there a way to tell if I have fractured a bone in my hand

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Seek your physician and obtain x-rays of your hand. If you have pain, swelling, bruising, and deformity in your hand, these are all indications that y ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
26 years experience Pain Management
OT: See occupational therapist specialized in hand therapy.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam and X-ray: Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently. Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Quite simple, it-: -is a fracture of any bone in the hand, of which there R many, & if U include the wrist, add 6 more. The # in the hand is about 19.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Hand fracture: If the fracture is subtle then there may just be little or no swelling. The more severe the fracture the more swelling you will see. There also may be ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
A hand orthopedist.: Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently. Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Hand fractures can: Take 6-8 weeks to heal for simple long bone ( finger and metacarpal) injuries. Wrist bones, open injuries, injury with significant soft tissue damage ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The stress of the pain & healing process might be responsible for a low grade (<100.5) fever at her age but otherwise i can't relate it to the brea ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain swelling : Pain swelling discoloration, deformity are all signs that a fracture may be present. X-rays are a generally accepted way of confirmation.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fractures: typically are associated with significant pain, swelling, bruising, loss of function, deformity and possibly instability of the involved limb or joint ... Read More

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