A 24-year-old member asked:
how can you tell if my thumb is fractured or broken?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Family Medicine
X-Ray, scan, or MRI: Usually a simple x-ray will give you the answer. Sometimes, especially soon after the injury, the x-ray will initially appear to be normal even though there is a fracture. Your physician if still suspecting a fracture may recommend an mri, or bone scan. Suspicion of fracture goes up with amount of pain and soft tissue bleeding, site of maximum pain, and findings of indirect pain on examination.
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
I cant: Exam and xray.
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I fractured the top of my thumb what can a doctor do to help?
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Occupational Medicine 36 years experience
Thumb: He can make sure it is in good position also make sure there is no associated ligament injury.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Could my thumb be fractured? How can I tell?
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
Exam: You should see your doctor for an exam to see what type of injury/condition exists.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Need doctor help! is my thumb fractured/ how do I know?
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Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
See an orthopedist: You need an xray.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Can someone tell me how to know if my thumb broken, fractured, bruised, etc?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
X-ray is used to : Determine if there is a fracture.
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A 15-year-old male asked:
How long does a fractured and slightly dislocated thumb take to heal?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Several weeks: If everything is now back in place, it could take several weeks for your thumb to not hurt at all. If it is immobilized, you will be given exercises to do when you can finally move it. Doing these every day carefully will help the healing process. Hopefully you will make a full and rapid recovery!
It is also important to avoid re-injury.
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Last updated Aug 27, 2013
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