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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.
Dr. Randy Hauck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Pain and swelling: Most fractures cause pain and tenderness at the site. Bruising is often present and if the bones are displaced or moved, there will be a deformity.

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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.
A 43-year-old member asked:

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.

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