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Hairline Fracture Knuckle
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
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
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
Imaging test: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without a xray. See a doctor. ...Read more
How long does it take a small hairline fracture take to heal in metacarpal area of hand in an active 25 yr old?
6 weeks: It generally takes about 6 weeks for a metacarpal hairline fracture to heal when casted. ...Read more
I recently got injured in a fight in where I was jumped. Everything has healed fine except my hand how long will a hairline fracture take to heal if I?
6weeks: The fastest that a mild fracture takes to heal is about six weeks with proper immobilization and protection. ...Read more
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
I got hairline fracture in 5th metacarpal bone in hand 15days back im using splint, how much time I would continue splint?
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
it's hard to be more specific without seeing
a xray. ...Read more
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
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
Symptoms include:: Pain, swelling, and possible instability.Get a more detailed answer ›
Same as Other Fractu: As with all fractures, it depends upon the problem. Even with involvement of the growth plate, immobilzation for some, surgical repair for others. The orthopedist knows what is best for the specific situation. ...Read more
Fractures: In an otherwise healthy bones occur only with high impact. ...Read more
See an orthopedist: There are so many ways you can fracture you knee and in so many places that you really need to see your friendly neighborhood orthopedist to tailor treatment based on your specific fracture and individual situation! ...Read more
Pain & Swelling: The symptoms of a hairline/occult fracture include persistent pain, swelling and difficulty walking and standing on the ankle. These can also be small enough that they are not revealed on normal x-rays. If these persist longer than your doctor indicated for a sprain, additional testing such as an MRI or bone scan might need to be considered. Good luck. ...Read more
Fractures hurt local: Fractures usually hurt in one spot on the bone, and clavicle fractures may hurt when you cross your arm across the body. Deformity or crunching feeling is associated with a displaced fx. ...Read more
Repeat Xray or MRI: Initial xray may not show, but should in about 2 wks or so. An MRI is a much better test for small fracture. A bone scan can also show this. If you did not have trauma, fracture is not likely. Use of antiinflammatory med such as aleve/motrin for pain, and a wrist splint may help quite a bit. Rest, but should have some gentle range of motion to avoid stiffness. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: Most hairline fractures heal rather quickly. That said, some fractures seem to take their time and other still will not heal without some "help". Most toe fractures that are not displaced will heal uneventfully, and within 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
?: It depends on where it is. In certain areas of vertebral body an innocent "hairline" fx can lead 2 instability. B sure 2 c a spine surgeon 4 ur care. ...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