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Could You Move Your Fingers With A Broken Hand
Stiffness fingers: Can be from arthritis, muscle weakness, tendon injury, joint stiffness, tendonitis and tenosynovitis, infection, neurlogical causes and other reasons. If this is a new issue or something that is progressing seek an evaluation. In fact even if it is old and you just want to be sure to have a diagnosis, seek treatment as some things such as tendon rupture or nerve issues can be progressive.
Hand fracture 2weeks ago (4th metatarsal closed initial).ER ortho put a splint 2 wear 4-6 week. I went 2 a walkin clinic 4 swelling. My finger is crooked
Usually trauma: Traumatic fracture is most common (due to striking the hand on something or an accident). Less common are stress fractures (due to repetitive small traumas or overuse) and pathological fractures (due to underlying medical conditions or metastatic processes). Tall to your doc about what might be the cause of your fracture. Usually a physical exam and x-ray are the first steps.See 1 more doctor answer
Could be: Even if you can move your hand and fingers after an injury, it can still be broken. If you are at all concerned, see a doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Broken hand: First get a specific diagnosis, i.e. Fracture of the ___________. Then find out how it needs to be treated, ioe a cast, splint, surgery, pins, plates scows, or can it just be observed? X-rays help woth diagnosis and to make treatment decisions. Don't wait as often what happens in the first few weeks make s a huge diffenrece in how long it takes to feel better and what the options are for treating.
Depends on fracture: Depends on fracture. Treatment can be anywhere from taping; to closed reduction and putting in a splint; to surgery with internal fixation. The treatment options should be discussed with your surgeon. And fyi, there are orthopedic surgeons who just do hand surgery if you are looking for an appropriate physician for consultation and treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Movies are wrong: Hands can not stand up to punching things, unprotected! Pain, swelling, bruising, new angles. Get to your doc. These are your most valuable tools in your tool box. Waiting worsens outcome.See 1 more doctor answer
Difficult question: To answer without knowing more about your fracture, as in how old, in a cast, exactly what type/severity of fracture. In general, you should be able to utilize an exercise/stationary bicycle (more so a recumbent rather than an upright). If you are looking for input about how much upper extremity function you have, review this with the surgeon.See 1 more doctor answer
Xray: A history, physical exam, and xray could help determine if you have a broken hand. Typically after an injury you may experience significant pain to the broken region, swelling, and inability to move that part of the body. Xray's have been the best diagnostic tool to confirm a fracture (usually 2-3 views), however there are other modalities.See 1 more doctor answer
See a hand surgeon.: Assuming you have already had an x-ray of your hand, the next step is to see an orthopaedic hand surgeon for further evaluation. Non-displaced fractures usually need immobilization, where as displaced fractures may need surgery. Hand fractures usually take about 6 weeks to heal. Therapy is often needed to improve range of motion and strength after treatment.
It depends: Splinting of the hand is a lot more complex than you might imagine. Different fractures require different types of splinting. Some fractures require surgery. If you splint a particular fracture in the wrong manner it can actually make the deformity worse. It is best to see a hand surgeon to determine the best type of splinting necessary.See 1 more doctor answer
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