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Fracture On Hand
Is a wrist brace useful on a badly sprained wrist? And how should brusing on the back of the hand on the finger bone taken care of? Buddy taping mabye
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
I had fracture metacarpal bone on the dorsal side, on the palmar no fracture.Now I re-break the bone on the same place after heeling 4months.I boxer?
Hamate fracture in left wrist & scaphoid fracture in right wrist.Left wrist has been casted &right wrist has a wrist binder.Both undisplaced.Recovery?
Depends: If the nerves need to re-spout from the neck down to the palm (because the nerve axon it self has been destroyed) it can take months (so long as scar tissue does not block the pathway back to the skin, sweat glands etc. Sometimes local damage to myelin insulating the nerves can be repaired by the surviving oligodendrocytes. This usually takes less time to occur. (weeks). ...Read more
Down on hands and knees installing flooring. Left hand/ wrist are swollen, pinky finger and palm numb, hand weak, can't open hand completely.
Compression of nerve: which will hopefully be temporary. The usual position for a person installing flooring is to support your weight on your extended wrists. This compresses/stretches the nerves as they travel in your wrist to your hand. What you describe is serious, though. But if you stop injuring it, it should improve in a few hours...up to a day or so. Splint it. If it persists longer than 12-24 hours, go to ER ...Read more
Can chip frcture on anterior margin of scaphoid bone heal itself by using metal brace splint on wrist. Ortho surgeon has recommended to use splnt?
Yes: Occasionally that bone does not heal, so pay attention to your doctor's-:advice-even with adequate immobilation that bone may not heal and ultimately need surgery ...Read more
Most likely its the: Ends of a broken bone which probably are angulated at the break site or if the injury is 4-6 weeks old, it might be the healing bony tissue. The tendon will probably not cause a bump, unless its torn with rolled edges on it and that'll be either on the front or back of the knuckle, and not on its sides. ...Read more
Fracture of metatarsal base in foot & sprain on 12/16/2012. Put in hard cast until 1/30/2013. Still have bruise on top of foot. Normal?
Physical Examination: A lump on the thumb bone is impossible to diagnose without the key component of any diagnosis: the physical examination. Contact your primary care physician today and get the lump examined. Your doctor will also take a medical history to gain additional information. Additional studies may be ordered, but there is no substitute for the physical examination. ...Read more
Stubbed pinky toe. Bruise on top; side & bottom of foot -- at joint of foot bone meets pinky toe. Hurts walking barefoot on hard surface. Broken?
Get an X-ray : To find out....I'd lean towards likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Broke fibula and sprained ankle 5 week ago. Slipped and cracked ankle on tile ledge. Feel something hard and uneven under swelling on ankle. Reinjury?
Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?
Only x-ray can tell: If this just occurred, then it's reasonable to give this a couple of days of observation, rest, icing and possibly anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. Only an x-ray can answer the question of whether a fracture is present or not. A contusion/bruise can certainly look like this. ...Read more
Will a fracture on a growth plate (on the ankle) extend into nearby bone? Doctor couldn't tell sprain vs. fracture on X-Ray of ankle.
Fell on the knuckle side of my hand the bone above my thumb is sore.Wrist and hand all bruised fingers are swelling bruising gone up my arm 5 days now?
Need evaluation: This could be a wrist fracture that needs treatment. You need to see a doctor and have xrays to rule out a fracture. Additional tests MAY be required. In the meantime, elevate the hand above your heart to help reduce swelling and gently move your hand and wrist to prevent stiffness. Get this evaluated NOW. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : If immobilized properly. See specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What is a left colles' fracture; displacement of left radius fracture present? If my wrist is broke, why does my elbow look broken too?
Have it checked: At times one can have fractures of your wrist as well as your elbow. So if you are concerned make sure to tell you orthopaedic surgeon. X-ray of your elbow will then be needed to rule out any fractures/dislocations there. Colles fracture is a type of distal radius (wrist fracture) -- the name is based on the direction of the distal fracture fragment displacement. ...Read more
X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the wrist, and a fracture is damage to the bone, strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more
I broke or fractured my hand and its in a cast but when i move my hand it goes tingly and numb, is this supposed to happen?
You need to see an -: Orthopedist to have it treated. The pcp or an er doc can also help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Exam and an xray: If needed. Swelling, deformity and pain are common findings. ...Read more
How do I know if i fractured my hand because i hit it really hard against a wall and bruised the skin?
Not always: Get the hand x rayed and then you will know for sure. ...Read more
I previously fractured my hand 13 years ago. I wrote a lot for a midterm and it cramped a lot. Its swollen and i can't move my wrist or put pressure.
Varies: There are several potential causes and hopefully will resolve with rest, as it may have been related to your increased recent writing. Among the more common causes of what you are describing are an inflammation of the tendons or synovium of your wrist from overuse or a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome, which can also be related to overuse. If it does not get better soon, be checked. ...Read more
Hi. Fell on ice 2 weeks ago. Landed on hand. Possible to have fractured it ? Hand is cold. Hurts with certain movements. Thank you
Sprain vs fracture: Without bruising, a frequent sign of a broken bone, a fracture is doubtful but not proven to be absent. Consider your hand is broken at the sorest spot until an x-ray proves that it is not. X-rays now-a-days are cheap, fast and accurate. I hope the x-rays are negative. ...Read more
I fractured my hand about 3 weeks ago and got a hand cast last week, am i supposed to be feeling pain now? Because it began to hurt today.
See doctor: There will be some discomfort as healing takes place. But if you are following the instructions you were given and the pain is increasing then call the doctor and get it checked. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: Sending you mending thoughts!Get a more detailed answer ›
I fractured my hand (brawler's fracture) but do not want to have a cast because I need to type for work. What can I do?
I fractured my hand and had a cast for 4 weeks, I removed it today my hand are stiff what should I do ?
Hand Fracture.: First of all, what do you mean you removed it? Second stiffness is normal after being in a cast , range of motion exercises will help. Back to the first question, no one should remove their own cast, they are on there for a reason, how do you know your hand is healed. Go see your doc for follow up. Needs x-ray could be stiff cause still broken! ...Read more
Fracture Remedy?: Non surgical treatment of fractures should be done very carefully and only under the supervision of a hand surgeon. Your hands are functional tools that you rely on every day to do a variety of activities. Don't risk significant disability! seek attention immediately as the longer you wait, the higher the risk that the problem and the solution become more complex! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have pain in my hand covering my index finger and thumb. Can't move either one without sever pain. Did I fracture my hand?
I fractured my hand and broke a small piece of bone of in the middle of my hand. The ER dr put me in splint until i saw the ortho, will this need surgery or a cast and the piece of bone can stay there?
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
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