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A 52-year-old female asked:

Am a professional pianist.fell on my hands&knees 11wks1/2ago.hurt my wrists esp.left wrist.x-ray of left wrist shows a suspicion of fracture but pain has improved.can i play piano again now?shld i wear a hand brace when play?do i need an orthopedist?

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Dr. Marcus Free
General Surgery 29 years experience
Seek further care: Hand and wrist fractures can be tricky to diagnose and treatment can vary quite a bit, depending on which bone is fractured. Suspicion of a fracture in the hand requires more investigation, including a possible CT or MRI (depending on the suspected injury) and care from a hand surgeon.
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