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Can I have a fracture in my hand and not realize it is actually a fracture?

Can I have a fracture in my hand and not realize it is actually a fracture?

Yes possible: Yes some times regular x-rays will not show , especially corpal bones ( small bones of wrist ) see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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Can my hand be fractured without me realising it?

Can my hand be fractured without me realising it?

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

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I have a fracture on my hand but it was treated as a sprain. What should I do?

I have a fracture on my hand but it was treated as a sprain. What should I do?

Depends: On the fracture, displacement, joint involvement and type of union. It would be best to see a hand doctor to determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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How could I know if I have a hairline fracture in my hand?

How could I know if I have a hairline fracture in my hand?

Imaging test: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Do I need a cast for a stress fracture in my hand?

Do I need a cast for a stress fracture in my hand?

Maybe: Some stress fractures require rigid support for optional healing. Others do not. Be sure to see a hand surgeon for a complete evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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I have a fracture in my right hand. Can I still play golf with my friends?

I have a fracture in my right hand. Can I still play golf with my friends?

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 more

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I need some tips on how to tell if my hand is fractured?

I need some tips on how to tell if my hand is fractured?

Fracture hand: If you have swelling, pain, bruising or a noticeable deformity then you may have a fracture. The only way to confirm is with a xray. ...Read more

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I fell last night on my hand and it clicked and it has hurt since could I have fractured it?

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 more

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What should I do if my fractured hand healed wrong?

What should I do if my fractured hand healed wrong?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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