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how can you tell if i have a broken bone?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain swelling deform: Are all signs of a fracture. An exam and the appropriate x-ray based upon the exam is the typical starting point. Some fractures needed further advanced imaging studies such as MRI , ct scan or bone scan to define.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
Pain, swelling. : If something hurts, is swollen, is bruised, or doesn't seem to be aligned the way you remember it, see your doctor for an x-ray. X-rays are the best way to tell definitively if a bone is broken.
Answered on Jun 18, 2013

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