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Hand Fracture (Definition)

A fracture (break) of one of the bones in the hand. Most commonly a ...Read more


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I was bitten by a dog and sufferred some puncture wounds and a broken hand. The doctor prescribed amoxicillin. Its rwo days later and the swelling h?

I was bitten by a dog and sufferred some puncture wounds and a broken hand.  The doctor prescribed amoxicillin.  Its rwo days later and the swelling h?

Infection?: Even with antibiotics, infections can occur. If the swelling is increasing, especially if it is associated with increasing pain and redness, you should get checked again. ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken hand?

How can you treat a broken hand?

Depends on fracture: Depends on fracture. Treatment can be anywhere from taping; to closed reduction and putting in a splint; to surgery with internal fixation. The treatment options should be discussed with your surgeon. And fyi, there are orthopedic surgeons who just do hand surgery if you are looking for an appropriate physician for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I treat a broken hand after surgery on it?

How do I treat a broken hand after surgery on it?

Carefully!: It depends on what was done during surgery. If the broken bone was fixed rigidly with plates and screws, you should be able to begin early motion and functional use. On the other hand, if only pins where used to fix the fracture, you might have to wait 6 weeks for full bony healing before you can move the hand. Talk to your surgeon about, immobilization, activity restrictions and exercise. ...Read more

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How is child with broken hand treated?

How is child with broken hand treated?

Depends: Thorough exam to make sure no nerves/arteries are involved. Pain medications. Clean up and suture if necessary, any open lacerations. Splint the acute injury. See orthopedic surgeon for definitive eval and cast if necessary. ...Read more

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How is broken hand treated?

How is broken hand treated?

Depends on: The break. If the fracture is in good alignment it may be treated by casting. If it is poorly aligned it may require manipulation then casting. If unable to align the bones with manipulation or if the fracture is unstable it may require surgery to pin or plate the fracture. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do myself to treat child with broken hand?

Are there things I can do myself to treat child with broken hand?

See a physician: If a broken bone in the hand is supected you should consult with a physician to get an accurate diagnosis before treating this yourself. There are other conditions that can cause pain, swelling and disuse that could be detrimental if neglected. A physician consult should be obtained to have the child examined and x-rayed. ...Read more

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How is a hand fracture typically treated?

How is a hand fracture typically treated?

Immobilization: Any fracture will need to be immobilized. In the case of a hand fracture, the hand would be placed in a cast for approximately 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How to treat a spiral hand fracture?

How to treat a spiral hand fracture?

Depends: Nondisplaced fractures are protected to prevent displacement by splinting and protected motion to prevent stiffness. Displaced fractures are generally treated by surgery with pinning or plating with early motion to prevent stiffness. ...Read more

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Possible hand fracture. What can I do to treat the fracture?

Hand fracture: Check with doc, get x-ray and exam, see orthopedic surgeon if fractured. Keep protected with elevation, ice. Wrap or splint til seen. ...Read more

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