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What are the tests for hand bone fracture?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
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 occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho.
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Xray: Pretty much the only test available.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for hand bone fracture?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
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 occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the common presenting symptoms of hand bone fracture?

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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 42 years experience
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 a gross deformity present if the fracture is displaced.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Please help! I have hand bone fracture in the joint?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
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 can take longer. Joint fractures if displaced often need more than just splints or casts if the fragments are not lined up. Sometimes splinting by a hand therapist or use of a dynamic set up is needed to allow the joint to move. Surgery can be needed.
A 24-year-old member asked:

I'm concerned. What symptoms go with hand bone fracture?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Like any broken bone: With hand fractures there is pain, swelling, bruising and some time deformity of the hand and fingers., some time numbness of the fingers. Thank you.

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