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How Do I Know If I Have A Broken Bone Or Bruised Bone In My Middle Finger
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
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
An x ray: An x ray is the only certain way to know. ...Read more
Xray: Pain and localised tendernees on the bone. ...Read more
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Pain and CAT Scan: Pain over the area which was before the injury, x-ray for the area, if that was not conclusive i recommend cat scan. ...Read more
Depends: Like real estate, location is so important. Depends on the injury type, location, and nature of problem. I would consult a hand surgeon to help determine what the best way to help you heal. Sometimes it's okay to leave tiny fragments alone too, as long as it does not affect the function of the finger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basically yeah I have hitted the wall wrong and my wrist is bruised and clicks everytime I move it foward and backwards and also it is hurting everytime I touch it! Have I broken a bone? Do I need a X-ray? If I have broken a bone what would they do? As I'
See your doctor: He/she will be able to tell by examining you. ...Read more
Neck: Typically a fall or significant injury are needed to fracture bones in the neck. If you have pain in your neck and you had an injury like this you see a doctor today in the er. After examining you, x-rays may be done as well as a ct or mri. These imaging studies are needed to tell if there is a fracture. Most neck injuries are muscle strains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a broken femur bone in my right ankle when i was a teenager. I want to know if i will ever get arthritis in that leg ?
4 years ago- bad bone bruise and sprain of hand(Between thumb and first finger).Since then, if i use it a lot(writing)pain returns. What could it be?
Fractured bone?: Both conditions are painful. On examination, both can be tender as well. The best way to differentiate is to get an xray. Some fractures may not show up on plain xray, but that is the best place to start. Occasionally, if xrays are not conclusive, but symptoms persist, other studies such as MRI can be helpful. Good luck! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did I Fracture or jam my middle finger under knuckle? It is swollen and has pain! It is not bruised but on the side there is a bump that is red.
Swelling and pain: can be a sign of trauma , bruising or fracture. Also, a puncture wound associated with infection. Striking or hitting something with fist can cut the skin over a knuckle and pierce the joint space, leading to an infection. Human teeth, are notorious for these severe knuckle infections after altercations. Red bump can mean a lot of things but red, swollen pain _ get evaluated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi how long does it take a bruised knuckle bone to repair. I damaged it over a month ago and my middle finger and knuckle are still hurting quite bad ?
X-rays: While physical examination may reveal an exquisite point of tenderness along a bone, this may be due to a contusion along the lining of the bone (i.e., the periosteum). X-rays (radiographs) will help distinguish if a bone is bruised or fractured. ...Read more
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I have a bruised bone i read on the internet that it's a fracture of the inner layer of bone can anything be done about it?
Yes: Bruised bone can be diagnosed based on MRI scan, and if that is the case, then it means there is no fracture, usually it means some edema/swelling in the bone but no fracture. However if it is just based on physical examination or x-ray it could mean hairline fracture also. If the pain is bad enough you can get cast or brace, depending on which bone is involved. I hope that helps you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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X-ray : If u have sustained a forearm fracture most times you will know it w/ deformity, crepitus ( crunching sound), and pain. Occassionally non- displaced fx.S'( esp.The ulna) can result from a blow( nightstick) and cause pain only. Ap/ and lateral x-rays will detect the fracture.Mri scans( which are not needed) but occ. Obtained by non- orthopedists may show a contusion or bone 'bruise'.Gl! ...Read more
Fracture or bruise: In bone can be very subtle difference. We say bone bruise when we can't identify a fracture line but the bone is swollen, and often this diagnosis made on an MRI when the bone has fluid in it but no true crack can be seen. Stress fracture is a very tiny crack that occurs over time. At times imaging , x-ray or MRI or bone scan changes what we name it but one doesn't just turn into the other. ...Read more
Look for fracture: A buckle fracture is a minor fracture, but it will be visible on an X-ray. A bone bruise is really more of a clinical disgnosis in which the X-ray will be normal but a contusion was felt to have occurred based on mechanism of injury and exam. MRI will show a bone contusion but not an X-ray, but we usually don't get an MRI for them because it does not really change the management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. : A bad bone bruise can be quite painful. Some broken bones aren't too bad, while others are terribly painful. So really it depends on which bones you are talking about. ...Read more
I got hit in the outer left wrist with a 90 mph fastball no fracture it could be a bone bruise. How long should I wait until returning to baseball?
Gradual return...: Work your way back into baseball as your swelling/ pain decreases &you regain full motion/ strength. You may also expect that returning to certain activities may be more difficult than others. Part of this will be based on whether you have injured your dominant/ non-dominant wrist & your position. With any persistent symptoms consider additional imaging, such as an mri, to r/o soft tissue inj. ...Read more
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 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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