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While at work I noticed my right middle knuckle was sore especially with any pussure against my hand. Could this be a hairline fracture?

While at work I noticed my right middle knuckle was sore especially with any pussure against my hand. Could this be a hairline fracture?

Depends: Did you hit it on something? Then yes. If not then an inflammatory issue is more likely. A xray would be helpful... ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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What are symptoms of a hairline fracture in your hand?

What are symptoms of a hairline fracture in your hand?

Pain, swelling...: 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 a 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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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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Can you have a hairline fracture in your hand and still have movement?

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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I have a hairline fracture in the side of my hand. Will I need to get a cast or a surgery?

A cast will be fine : If you have a "hairline, " or nondisplaced fracture in your hand, then in most circumstances a cast or brace will allow the fracture to heal properly. ...Read more

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I got hairline fracture in 5th metacarpal bone in hand 15days back im using splint, how much time I would continue splint?

I got hairline fracture in 5th metacarpal bone in hand 15days back im using splint, how much time I would continue splint?

follow dr.'s advice: 5th metacarpal fx. S are common. They can occur at the neck of the metacarpal('boxers' fx.)or in the shaft. Commonly treated in splint(ulnar gutter) for 4-6 wks. Some take a full 8 weeks to heal. See your ors for folow-up and recccommendations! ...Read more

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What is a hairline fracture?

What is a hairline fracture?

Capillary fracture: A minor fracture that appears on x-ray film as a thin line between two segments of a bone. The segments remain in alignment and the fracture may not extend completely through the bone. ...Read more

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How to care for a hairline fracture?

How to care for a hairline fracture?

Depends on age: Infants need a couple weeks of protection 4 none wt bearing boxes. The wt bearing need a cast or brace 4 protection. The older kids become the more protection the4need & 4 a little longer. ...Read more

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What does a hairline fracture feel like?

What does a hairline fracture feel like?

Pain, with: Certain specific motions, minimal swelling, xrays that may only show the fracture in certain views are characteristic of hairline fracture (line on x-ray is the width of a hair). ...Read more

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If you had a hairline fracture, how severe would be the pain?

If you had a hairline fracture, how severe would be the pain?

Varies: Depending onperson's threshold for pain as well as exposure to pressure/stress on area such as weightbearing or motion affecting area. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a hairline fracture?

Stress relief: Relieve the srtess on the bone and give it time to heal. For most hairline/stress fractures 3 weeks does it. ...Read more

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Hairline fracture knee ?

Hairline fracture knee
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Need to know locaton: It's important to know exactly where the fracture is located.
If it is truly nondisplaced in your patella
or proximal tibia you may need a knee
immobiizer or just limited activity for about
six weeks
it's hard to be more specific without seeing
a xray. ...Read more

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Hairline fracture to wrist feels like?

Fracture: Hairline fracture implies a mild break in the bone without displacement or angulation. While this still hurts the pain is generally not as bad as if there is a more serious injury such as a displaced or crooked fracture. Regardless the pain is generally localized with regional focal tenderness. There's often some degree of pain with range of motion of the wrist as well. ...Read more

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Should I get a cast for a hairline fracture?

Cast or splint: Need for hairline fracture. It will reduce the pain and prevent the fracture from getting worse. ...Read more

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Does a hairline fracture always need a cast?

Does a hairline fracture always need a cast?

You may: With most fractures of the extremities, some type of immobilization is needed. It may not be a cast. It could be splinting, taping, bracing, special shoe(if foot) or casting. There are a variety of techniques to stabilize a fracture. The type used will depend on a variety of factors. Your doctor can explain what option(s) are available for your situation. Dr l. ...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