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How can you tell fracture in hand?

How can you tell fracture in hand?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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I need some tips on how to tell if my hand is fractured?

I need some tips on how to tell if my hand is fractured?

Fracture hand: If you have swelling, pain, bruising or a noticeable deformity then you may have a fracture. The only way to confirm is with a xray. ...Read more

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In what way can you tell if you fractured a bone in your hand?

In what way can you tell if you fractured a bone in your hand?

Fractures: typically are associated with significant pain, swelling, bruising, loss of function, deformity and possibly instability of the involved limb or joint. IF you think you have a fracture seek help as immediately as possible and evaluation by Xray and an orthopedic specialist. ...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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How can you tell if my hand is fractured?

How can you tell if my hand is fractured?

Need X-Ray: You can't tell if a hand bone is fractures just by looking at it. The old wives tale that says "if i can move it then it can't be broken" is not true. While many hand fractures do not need specific treatment or simple rest, some seemingly small injuries can cause big problems later. Injuires that are swollen enough to limit your motion should be checked out with an x-ray. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to know if my hand broken or just fractured?

An X-ray: Is used to determine if a bone is broken. Fractured means broken. ...Read more

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How to tell if i fractured a bone in my hand?

How to tell if i fractured a bone in my hand?

Pain swelling : Pain swelling discoloration, deformity are all signs that a fracture may be present. X-rays are a generally accepted way of confirmation. ...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