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I'm concerned. What symptoms go with hand bone fracture?

I'm concerned. What symptoms go with hand bone fracture?

Tenderness deformity: Usually tenderness, bruising (bleeding from the fracture) and if displaced at times deformity. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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 the common presenting symptoms of hand bone fracture?

What are the common presenting symptoms of hand bone fracture?

Hand fracture: If the fracture is subtle then there may just be little or no swelling. The more severe the fracture the more swelling you will see. There also may be a gross deformity present if the fracture is displaced. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, and endurance
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Avoid a repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled, and don't miss appointments
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What are the tests for hand bone fracture?

What are the tests for hand bone fracture?

Exam and X-ray: Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently. Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho. ...Read more

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Please help! I have hand bone fracture in the joint?

Hand fractures can: Take 6-8 weeks to heal for simple long bone (finger and metacarpal) injuries. Wrist bones, open injuries, injury with significant soft tissue damage can take longer. Joint fractures if displaced often need more than just splints or casts if the fragments are not lined up. Sometimes splinting by a hand therapist or use of a dynamic set up is needed to allow the joint to move. Surgery can be needed. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider an MRI to evaluate fracture
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What is the treatment for hand bone fracture?

What is the treatment for hand bone fracture?

A hand orthopedist.: Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently. Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hand bone fracture?

Exam and X-ray: Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently. Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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I'm concerned. What symptoms go with hand bone fracture?

Tenderness deformity: Usually tenderness, bruising (bleeding from the fracture) and if displaced at times deformity. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hand bone fracture?

What is the definition or description of: Hand bone fracture?

Quite simple, it-: -is a fracture of any bone in the hand, of which there R many, & if U include the wrist, add 6 more. The # in the hand is about 19. ...Read more

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What are the common presenting symptoms of hand bone fracture?

Hand fracture: If the fracture is subtle then there may just be little or no swelling. The more severe the fracture the more swelling you will see. There also may be a gross deformity present if the fracture is displaced. ...Read more

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Please help! I have hand bone fracture in the joint?

Hand fractures can: Take 6-8 weeks to heal for simple long bone (finger and metacarpal) injuries. Wrist bones, open injuries, injury with significant soft tissue damage can take longer. Joint fractures if displaced often need more than just splints or casts if the fragments are not lined up. Sometimes splinting by a hand therapist or use of a dynamic set up is needed to allow the joint to move. Surgery can be needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hand bone fracture?

A hand orthopedist.: Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently. Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho. ...Read more

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How long does a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

How long does a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

Depends: Hand fractures can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to heal. This depends on your age (we heal faster when we are young), and the location and severity of the fracture. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

Typically: An adult takes 6-8 weeks for a bone to heal. Often for a nondisplaced finger fracture after three weeks one can begin range of motion if pain is minimal even tho it is not fully healed. Wrist fractures take longer generally. These are just loose recommendations as treatment needs to be monitored and supervised. ...Read more

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Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

Possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another possibility is that in addition to the lunate fracture, you have also sustained a bone or ligamentous injury to the thumb itself. Thank you. ...Read more

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How much time it will take to recover frm feumeur bone fracture? Nail is inserted on 3rd jan. Knee is getting swelled all the time

How much time it will take to recover frm feumeur bone fracture? Nail is inserted on 3rd jan. Knee is getting swelled all the time

Fracture healing: Almost all fractures take at least 8 weeks to heal but can take longer depending on your physical condition and any other medical problems you may have. Following your surgeons advice as to when to walk on it and maintaining a proper diet with calcium and vitamin d intake are critical to good healing. ...Read more

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I fell and I have pain in my wrist, how would I know if there's a bone fracture?

I fell and I have pain in my wrist, how would I know if there's a bone fracture?

Get it seen: You do not mention how and when you injured yourself. In any event the only sure way is to have your wrist seen by your doctor and see if you need further studies like x-rays. ...Read more

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I have wrist drop due to bone fracture from last four month now I hve to wait or go for the nerve treatment?

I have wrist drop due to bone fracture from last four month now I hve to wait or go for the nerve treatment?

WRIST DROP TX: Wrist drop can be difficult to treat follow up with your doctor and get a neurology consult. Physical therapy all be needed to rehab and get strength back post op. ...Read more

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Finger avulsion, nail bed intact. Distal finger pad tore off, no tendon exposed, no bone fracture. Full movement, Tx options full thickness graft, leave to heal on own, or amputate proximal to nail bed. Risks and recommendations.

Avoid amputation: If you have adequate soft tissue over the bone and tendon, there would be no reason to amputate. A tip without graft will usually gradually fill in, but graft can get quicker coverage. A general rule of thumb is that if area is less than 1 cm in diameter graft not much benefit, if it is quite a bit larger than that then placing a graft on is a consideration. ...Read more

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How long DES it take to heal bone fracture in 81 year old after surgery (big toe fracture and wrist dislocation)?

6-8 weeks: Bone fractures are generally healed completely in 6-8 weeks. It is safe to say there is some degree of osteoporosis in a 81 year old but this is a general rule. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is done for a broken bone in hand that has healed?

Can you tell me what is done for a broken bone in hand that has healed?

Depends: If no pains: Or deformity or any complaints, we can leave it be, and maybe get some pt;
if there is deformity we assess how does it affect the function of the hand? Then there is a possibility that in surgery we break the bone and realign it, then fix it. ...Read more

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What happens after you get your cast off of the broken bone in your hand?

What happens after you get your cast off of the broken bone in your hand?

Exercise: It will take some time and exercise to regain strength and motion in after a hand fracture. Most of the time the exercises can be done at home but if the hand is very stiff working with a physical or occupational therapist may be of benefit. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a broken hand compared to a sprain without a broken bone?

What are some symptoms of a broken hand compared to a sprain without a broken bone?

Often the same: Symptoms of hand fracture and sprain include pain, swelling and decreased motion. Hand fractures and sprains can occur from similar mechanisms of injury. Moreover, what looks like a simple sprain can be a complex fracture that requires treatment (immobilization or surgery). Therefore, it is important to be evaluated if symptoms from hand/finger injuries don't improve after a few days. ...Read more

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Can a ligament tear in my hand heal by itself. I have a broken bone a partial tear of one ligament and a complete tear of another?

Can a ligament tear in my hand heal by itself. I have a broken bone a partial tear of one ligament and a complete tear of another?

Potentially: Yes, there are certainly cases where ligament injuries can completely heal non surgically, and others not. It really depends more on the specific injury. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up every day with my hand swollen. I had surgery due to car accident broken bone and damaged nerves in that hand.

Why do I wake up every day with my hand swollen. I had surgery due to car accident broken bone and damaged nerves in that hand.

Venous issue?: May have also injured veins in hand and arm which may cause tendency to swell. Try sleeping with hand elevated on pillow and the more regularly you exercise hand and arm the tendecy should gradually go away. If elevation does not reduce swells ng may need evaluation for clot in veins ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken bone in my hand to heal?

How long does it take for a broken bone in my hand to heal?

Broken hand bones: For simple uncomplicated fractures in fingers or the metacarpals (long bones) take 6-8 weeks to heal, however some wrist bones such as the scaphoid and others may take longer as the blood supply in these is not as straightforward. Open fractures and higher energy injuries may take longer. The quality of the soft tisse and nerve supply and circulation in an injury zone may lengthen healing times. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a broken bone in your hand to recover?

How long is it supposed to it take for a broken bone in your hand to recover?

A fracture in adults: Varies in what one would consider recovery based upon location, mechanism of injury, the nature of the fracture, soft tissue, associated injury, general health, associated conditions and many many factors. Average time for a nondisplaced fracture in a healthy adult is 6-8 weeks but full bone strength will be longer. There are times fractures r moved when stable even if not healed fully. ...Read more

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I have pain on top of my right hand between my thumb and index finger. Could there be a broken bone in there? That is what it feels like.

I have pain on top of my right hand between my thumb and index finger. Could there be a broken bone in there? That is what it feels like.

Arthritis: Unless you have fallen or had some significant traums to your hand it would be extremely unlikely that you have a broken bone. The joint at the base of the thumb in that area is the second most common site for arthritis. It affects women about six times as frequently as men -- and no it is not because they work harder -- but due to hormonal effects on the ligament causing them to be looser. ...Read more

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Hi. My 9 yr old daughter broke her right hand bone (humerus) 5 days ago. It's a displaced closed fracture. Now she's having a fever. What should I do?

Hi. My 9 yr old daughter broke her right hand bone (humerus) 5 days ago. It's a displaced closed fracture. Now she's having a fever. What should I do?

Depends: The stress of the pain & healing process might be responsible for a low grade (<100.5) fever at her age but otherwise I can't relate it to the break. If she has a higher temperature or other symptoms, I would handle it as you would if the break had not occurred & call you pcp for some guidance. ...Read more

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It happens that a dislocated bone on a little finger be worse than a broken bone?

Finger dislocations: Can be present with or without a fracture. A dislocation may be reducible and very stable, not reducible and need surgery to put back or once put back in place be unstable. These are all assessments made by the treating porvider and used to asses needs for follow up care. Often when there is no obvious fracture we assume that itll be 'ok" but there can be a need for prolonged care for these. ...Read more

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Can a broken wrist or broken bone in wrist cause a blood clot?

Can a broken wrist or broken bone in wrist cause a blood clot?

Unlikely: A fracture of the wrist in not likely to a blood clot, unless the person has extreme disposition to forming blood clots.
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My 16 year old had her fingers slammed in a door and is now experiencing numbness in her middle and ring finger radiating to her wrist. No broken bone?

My 16 year old had her fingers slammed in a door and is now experiencing numbness in her middle and ring finger radiating to her wrist. No broken bone?

Difficult to say: Without actual exam. Numbness is probably because of nerve injury. X-rays can tell if there is any fracture. It sounds like a significant injury, so it is best to take her to ed for exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Whydo other doctors let other kids play soccer with broken bone and icant like a kid broke his shoulderand another person broke their wrist and played?

Whydo other doctors let other kids play soccer with broken bone and icant like a kid broke his shoulderand another person broke their wrist and played?

Return to play: Depends a lot upon what type of fracture there is. There are many variables such as location degree of displacement age of the injured treatment that is needed risk for repeat injury and the list goes on. Even a fracture in the same exact spot for example a thumb fracture may be treated differently. To an observer it may seem similar but likely it is not. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

Typically 6 weeks: Most routine wrist fractures heal in about
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Unfortunately certain fractures like scaphoid fractures can take 2-3 months or more to heal
due to the tenuous blood suppply of the bone. ...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


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more