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Which bone is easiest to break in your hand

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Depends?: None are particularly "easy" to break. Probably the most common bone in the hand that we see broken on a regular basis is the end of the last hand bo ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
36 years experience Hand Surgery
Fingers: Metacarpals and phalanges are the most common fractures.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Broken finger: Id guess the 4th or ring metacarpal if you were just testing it on a machine and were twisintg or torquing to or bending it as ot is the thinnest of ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Fracture in the hand: Arm and forearm and elbow patternsof injury differ by age and mechanism significantly. A better question may be what is the most common bone injure ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Depends on where fracture is and your pain tolerance everyone is different
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
Scaphoid bone: A common bone to break in the wrist with a fall on outstretched hand (f.O.O.H.) is the scaphoid (formerly called the navicular) bone. This bone has a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually is painful: In most case a fracture of the carpal bone is painful. In certain cases it may be pain associated with activity. But in most cases a fracture is painf ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
YES: Yes but not necessarily. Obtain a physical examination and an xray for a definitive answer.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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72 + hours: General inflammation usually peaks at 72+ hours and then slowly resolves. A broken thumb is significant, and it would not be at all unusual for the sw ... Read More
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Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Not certain: I am not clear as to your question. You can use you hand depending on the type of changes you have in your fingers and the vessels. You can discuss ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be checked: If you have a known fracture, had another injury, and now the hand is hurting more, I would have it checked.the cast needs to be checked to make sure ... Read More

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