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Why do muscles swell after a minor or a major hand fracture?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
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.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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".
Last updated Jan 31, 2016

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