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Can I Have A Fracture In My Hand And Not Realize It Is Actually A Fracture
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Stress fractures: can present as low grade pain, Not all the time, but an xray may seem negative at first. Some nondislpaced fractures are difficult to visualize with xrays unless the view taken lines up exactly with the fracture line. But if you are talking about having a broken bone with no symptoms at all, the problem is why would one expect or worry about a fracture in someone without any symptoms? ...Read more
When healed: I wouldn't recommend playing while you are in a cast as this may cause problems with the bone healing properly. Not to mention your game will be affect and not for the better. If you must go out with your friends to the golf course just volunteer to drive the cart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it swollen?: Tender to the touch? Any change to range of motion? Bruised? This lists you as being 11 years old, if that is accurate then please have your parents review this entry (have to be 16 to use site independently). The only way to know with accuracy is with an x-ray & physical examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It sounds as if you had a hand fracture which did not heal in a perfect position. If it's simply a cosmetic issue, and your hand is completely functional, then really nothing needs to be done unless you are concerned about the appearance. However, if your function is affected, then you may have to consider surgery in which an osteotomy (cutting the bone) is done to re-align it - no guarantees tho. ...Read more
A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more
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