A 34-year-old female asked:
At mma last night, injured thumb. now base of thumb swollen & bruised and feels stiff. is it fractured? is it worth wasting hospital time?
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Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Xray for answer: A simple Xray would determine whether or not you have a fracture at the base of the swollen thumb. Direct palpation (squeezing) of the bone suspected to be fractured is also a great clinical way to determine presence of a fracture. gently squeeze injured bone in a grid type fashion with opposing thumb and index finger. If sudden increase in specific point pain-- highly suspicious for fracture.
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Last updated Feb 6, 2019
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