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Fracture Of The Hand
Possibly, depending: Upon hx of any injury. See your pcp or a local orthopod, to get properly evaluated with an exam and xrays. Only xrays will show the fx and how bad is it? ...Read more
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
Fractures: First, you can treat fractures through immobilization in a method recommended by your doctor. Second, your doctor can help in figuring out whether there is an underlying problem, or if this was a simple case of direct trauma. ...Read more
Pain, swelling...: ... Decreased painful range of motion, strength deficits, night pain, persistent symptoms more than three or four days. If you have point tenderness, this too is a suggestive sign that may require a visit to your primary care doc, sports doc or orthopedist. You may need an xray and/or immobilization, sometimes even surgery. It's best to diagnose fractures early, so you can best heal in alignment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on...: How well the fracture is reduced and which bone is involved. For example, a spiral fracture of a metacarpal might not cause much deformity when the fingers are extended, but may cause the injured finger to cross its neighbor upon making a fist. Other deformities are possible. See a hand surgeon to assure the best healing and to minimize complications. ...Read more
Can a fractured right metacarpel hand cause problems in the future at the moment when i bend it is shorter and when you lift heavy objects it pains?
I had 2 Large fractures in right hand fixed with Ti implants 4 yrs ago. I now have growing Cronic pain and hand locks up during heavy use. RA?
Arthridities : If I had to bet, I would say you more likely have, if anything, early signs of either trauma-related arthritis or osteoarthritis rather than rheumatoid arthritis, given your presentation. Rheumatoid is autoimmune, so if docs took blood from you, you would be RF+ (rheumatoid factor) among other things. If concerned, see a doc & ask about starting occupational therapy +/- pros/cons standing NSAID. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam and imaging: hand fractures may seen on standard x-rays and additional studies such as bone scan or MRI may be helpful sprains may be postivie finding in that here is no fracture but bones may be out of linel. A careful history and exam is also very important as you correctly implied it can be confusing so seek out so called experts such as a hand surgeon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it common practice to withhold pain meds when a patent presents with a self inflicted injury(a displaced fracture in the hand)?
One of my aunt got collis fracture to right hand,we consulted a local orthopedic applied POP told to come back after a week.
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My mother had a fracture in left hand, after recovering from it, left hand get paralised, she used to cry regularly that she is not gettin well, please help?
Is a splint better then a cast for a 5th
Metacalful boxers fracture my hole hand 4 fingers and arm in half cast and want to use index and middle finga?
Varies: If you have a distal 5th metacarpal fracture, then some variant of a "clam digger" splint or cast is applied. This involves immobilizing the 4th and 5th finger, and flexing them down an bout 70-99 degrees. There is no benefit or need to immobilize the thumb, index, or middle finger. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more