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Bump on side of broken knuckle - tendon?

Bump on side of broken knuckle - tendon?

Most likely its the: Ends of a broken bone which probably are angulated at the break site or if the injury is 4-6 weeks old, it might be the healing bony tissue. The tendon will probably not cause a bump, unless its torn with rolled edges on it and that'll be either on the front or back of the knuckle, and not on its sides. ...Read more

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Do you get a cast for a broken knuckle?

Do you get a cast for a broken knuckle?

Yes (splint), and +: splinting and possibly more http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1239721-treatment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltR-K-XPU8M

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Can a broken knuckle also cause torn ligaments/tendons?

Can a broken knuckle also cause torn ligaments/tendons?

Yes: An injury can cause damage to the ligaments, tendons and bones at the time of trauma. ...Read more

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How long a broken knuckle take to show bruising?

How long a broken knuckle take to show bruising?

Depends: This varies from person to person. You may never see a bruise at all, or it may bruise almost immediately. Be sure to see your orthopedist for management of your fracture. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are some good ways to rehab a broken hand with broken knuckles?

What are some good ways to rehab a broken hand with broken knuckles?

Hand therapy: Let the fracture heal then regain your range of motion before strengthening exercises. A hand therapist can efficiently guide this effort. ...Read more

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I think i may have broken my knuckle. How can I assess if it is broken? It is swollen and there is bruising.

I think i may have broken my knuckle. How can I assess if it is broken? It is swollen and there is bruising.

X-Ray: X-ray examination would be only definite test to show a fracture. However minor cortical fractures or stress fractures are often not seen on x-ray exam until 3-4 weeks later. ...Read more

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How can you tell if knuckles broken?

X-ray: The best way to determine if your knuckle is broken is with x-ray, medical history & physical examination. ...Read more

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How do you know if your knuckle broken?

The way to find out: Is via x-ray (combined with history and physical examination). ...Read more