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I have pain that goes from dull to sharp. Could there be something fractured in my hand?

I have pain that goes from dull to sharp. Could there be something fractured in my 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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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 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

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What is the best way to treat a boxing fracture in your hand boxing fracture

What is the best way to treat a boxing fracture in your hand boxing fracture

It depends.: Have yourself evaluated by an orthopedic hand surgeon. Sometimes you could get by with casting for about 6 weeks. But if it's a more serious fracture, you may require surgery, . ...Read more

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I have several micro fractures to wrist/hand. what can be done?

I have several micro fractures to wrist/hand. what can be done?

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

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What are symptoms of a hairline fracture in your hand?

What are symptoms of a hairline fracture in your hand?

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 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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Can a hairline fracture in the hand get worse if left untreated?

Can a hairline fracture in the hand get worse if left untreated?

Yes but : It really depends a lot on location ie a scaphoid fracture that leads to avascular necrosis or nonunion is not good but a matacarpal fracture may just hurt until teated, then get better quickly. ...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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What are long term effects that can come up from a spiral fracture in your hand?

What are  long term effects that can come up from a spiral fracture in your hand?

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

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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?

Maybe: A metacarpal fracture should be a very treatable condition and for most patients will cause no future problems. However, if the bone does not heal in good alignment or if it fails to heal (nonunion), then persistent pain can result. See a physician if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can a hand fracture make your hand go numb?

Can a hand fracture make your hand go numb?

Possibly: It depends on which bones fractured, and how they broke. Sometimes nerves can be injured also. If you have injured yourself, please see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What is the difference between a hand fracture and a hand sprain?

What is the difference between a hand fracture and a hand sprain?

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 more

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Can you have a hairline fracture in your hand and still have movement?

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Can you have a hairline fracture in your hand and still have movement?

Yes: A hairline fracture is usually very stable, so hand movement will be possible. Most hand fractures are treated with casting or splinting for several weeks, followed by a brief course of hand therapy. ...Read more

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Dear sir One of my aunt got collis fracture to right hand,we consulted a local orthopedic applied POP told to come back after a week. I would like to?

Nondisplaced?: If fracture is not out of alignment and the bones are in their correct position, then a Colles fracture of the distal radius that is nondisplaced can be treated in a splint and followed in a week. ...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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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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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