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How could I tell if my wrist is broken?

How could I tell if my wrist is broken?

X-ray: Some people think that if you can move a joint there is no break. This is untrue and an x-ray is the best way to diagnose a fracture. ...Read more

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How to tell if my wrist is broken?

An x-ay is needed: The small bones in the wrist can be particularly difficult to see if a fracture is present. A follow uop x-ray or even an MRI may be needed if the inital x-rays are non-revealing. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my wrist is broken or sprained without going to the doctor?

How do I tell if my wrist is broken or sprained without going to the doctor?

X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the wrist, and a fracture is damage to the bone, strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more

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How do I tell if my wrist is fractured?

How do I tell if my wrist is fractured?

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 my wrist tendon is torn and what level it is?

How to tell if my wrist tendon is torn and what level it is?

See an orthopedist: You should not try to self-diagnose a wrist injury. ...Read more

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How to tell if my wrist is fractured?

How to tell if my wrist is fractured?

Fracture: Imaging, usually with xray. Get a good history, usually of some mechanism of injury. Pair this with a good physical exam of well-localized pain. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell if my wrist is sprained or fractured?

Is there a way to tell if my wrist is sprained or fractured?

An exam followed by : An appropriately selected xray is a good start. The wrist is complex and "sprains" arent necessarily treated all the same as the injury can be mild or complex/ even with a negative x-ray. A fracture can differ in its appearance just by varying the view of the x-ray so while a standard traum series of xrays helps rule out an obvious fracture there are many injuries that need special views/studies. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my wrist is sprained, fractured, or broken?

How can I tell if my wrist is sprained, fractured, or broken?

Wrist: Xray, good history that describes the mechanism of injury with the amount of energy involved, good physical exam by an er doc/orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more