A member asked:

Smashed hand. had xray last thursday no break dropped weight on it yesterday super painful. decrease rom in fingers. lots of pain, need repeat xray?

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Xray or not: If no disfigurement, be conservative. Protect hand, apply cool compresses, wait. If some disfigurement is present, go for xray.

Answered 10/31/2014

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Yes: You may not have had a break from the previous injury but you may have one now

Answered 10/18/2014

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