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Doctor insights on: How Can You Tell If A Bone Has Broken In Your Hand

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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


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How can I tell if a bone in my hand is broken?

How can I tell if a bone in my hand is broken?

An X-ray will: Usually confirm if there is a fracture (but not all show up immediately). ...Read more

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I'm not sure if one of the bones in my hand is broken. How to tell?

I'm not sure if one of the bones in my hand is broken. How to tell?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...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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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

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Can you tell me if manual labor causes hands to enlarge by increasing muscle size or bone size or both?

Can you tell me if manual labor causes hands to enlarge by increasing muscle size or bone size or both?

Doubtful: Aside from some abnormal growth disorders bone stop growing in late teens early twenties in males and earlier in women. The muscles in the hand get stronger with use but not bigger (or piano players would have huge hands). With manual labor the body can respond to vibration and impact by increasing the fat and fibrous layers to thicken the palm and soft areas of the hand but not very much bigger. ...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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When I shake someone's hand my wrist "pops" near the ulna bone from what I can tell. Why is this happening?

Air in joint: normal occurance- there is normal air between the bones of your wrist and the the popping sound is similar to "cracking" your knuckles. ...Read more