A 32-year-old member asked:
Why do muscles swell after a minor or a major hand fracture?
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Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Pain with pushing : The palm ahaist surfaces, called pillar pain is common and can take 2/3 of a year to go away. Pain at rest could be due to inadequate release or may be first sign of infection. Rarely, complex regional pain syndrome.
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Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Bleeding: Bone actually bleed when injured! so bleeding will cause swelling. Also, injured parts leak water. That's called "edema".
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Last updated Jan 31, 2016
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