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A 23-year-old female asked:

Punched glass, the swelling has gone down some. i can feel a little bump on my 4th metacarpal on my ring finger. finger & knuckle-wrist is real sore?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Get checked: Likely boxers fracture. Also any breaks in your skin. Highly likely you could have glass foreign body.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Be seen: I would recommend being seen and having an X-ray. There is something called a "boxers fracture" that can be caused by striking something with a closed fist. The "bump" you are describing could be a displaced fracture which might require reduction for a good result.

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