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A 39-year-old member asked:

my hand hurts, but i can make a fist. so, could this still be a broken hand?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
POSSIBLE Fracture: A hand fracture usually causes pain and significant swelling/bruising at the fracture site. You may still be able to make a fist but it would probably hurt a great deal.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Could be: Even if you can move your hand and fingers after an injury, it can still be broken. If you are at all concerned, see a doctor.

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