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A 49-year-old female asked:

What would be typical symptoms of lfcc injury to wrist. could it heal on its own ? i had a bad fall landing on pinky side of wrist. still in so much pain 4 weeks later xrays says no fracture but still so painful and swollen?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 53 years experience
Sometimes a hairline fracture is missed on X-rays. If pain persists, other tests (including MRI and bone scan) can determine if a fracture was missed. Tapping on the fractured bone can help confirm a fracture; it would be painful. It's best to see an orthopedic surgeon for this.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Pain and instability of the wrist are classic symptoms of TFCC injury. I feel an MRI of your wrist would be the next study especially in view of associated swelling and the negative X-Ray.. Your orthopedic surgeon or hand specialist can advise you best,however.
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Last updated Jul 3, 2021


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