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What happens if you wait too long to get a broken hand looked at?

What happens if you wait too long to get a broken hand looked at?

Possible malunion: Malunion is when a broken bones heals in the wrong position and can lead to difficult problems. Please go get an x-ray. ...Read more

Hand Fracture (Definition)

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


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Regular pain killers don't really help for my hand pains. What should I do?

Regular pain killers don't really help for my hand pains. What should I do?

Go to root of: Need to find out why you have pain and can work on that. Turmeric 1taespoon ful twice a day helps, protandium really good one, essential oil pan helps, massage in hot oil, and soak in hot water with epsolm salt. Pl see a rheumatologist to find the cause. ...Read more

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How long will you need painkillers for a broken hand?

How long will you need painkillers for a broken hand?

Variable: Depends on how bad things are and how you yourself seem to take pain. Some patients barely use any pain killers. Some use unreasonable amounts. Typical is about 3-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken hand to heal in cast?

How long does it take for a broken hand to heal in cast?

Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...Read more

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If I have a possible broken hand, do I go to the ER to get checked?

If I have a possible broken hand, do I go to the ER to get checked?

Yes: Only definitive way to determine the extent and location of a fracture would be an x-ray which you would have done at the er. ...Read more

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How long will the broken hand last?

How long will the broken hand last?

6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Hand fractures can lead to deformity and pain; be sure to get it properly evaluated and treated. See your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results. ...Read more

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How long should it take a broken hand to heal?

How long should it take a broken hand to heal?

It depends.: Most fractures take between 6 to 8 weeks to heal. They may be healed enough to allow for movement much sooner, however, and may continue to remodel for months after healing has occurred. Other factors may include the type of fracture, the form of treatment chosen, and patient factors such as age. ...Read more

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Can you get bone spurs with a broken hand?

Can you get bone spurs with a broken hand?

Yes in jointfracture: Bone spurs usually arise in responses to wear and tear over time and is a hallmark of arthritis. Patients with fractures involving the articular surfaces are more prone to develop arthritis at an earlier age in those joints than in a non-injured joint. Bone spurs can also develop at tendon and ligament insertions into bones. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take for broken hand bones to heal?

How long does it take for broken hand bones to heal?

Broken hand bones: For simple uncomplicated fractures in fingers or the metacarpals (long bones) take 6-8 weeks to heal, however some wrist bones such as the scaphoid and others may take longer as the blood supply in these is not as straightforward. Open fractures and higher energy injuries may take longer. The quality of the soft tisse and nerve supply and circulation in an injury zone may lengthen healing times. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken hand bone to heal? Do you think 6 weeks is a good estimate?

How long does it take a broken hand bone to heal? Do you think 6 weeks is a good estimate?

4-6 weeks: Most fractures heal within 4-6 weeks. Some are healed enough to start gentle motion exercises within 3 weeks or so. Ask your orthopedic surgeon who can guide you through the healing process and make recommendations regarding safe level of activity. ...Read more

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How long will it take a broken hand to heal?

How long will it take a broken hand to heal?

6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Hand fractures can lead to deformity and pain; be sure to get it properly evaluated and treated. See your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken hand to heal?

How long does it take for a broken hand to heal?

4-6 weeks: Bones in the hand and fingers usually heal enough to resume motion and strengthening in 4-6 weeks. The bone will continue to heal and strengthen for a year. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken hand to recover?

How long does it take for a broken hand to recover?

It varies...: Recovery from a broken hand depends on many factors: severity and location of the fracture, compliance with the prescribed form of immobilization (cast, splint), age of the patient and other negative healing factors such as the presence of diabetes or smoking. Metacarpal fractures are the most common type of hand fracture, and most heal in about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take a broken hand to heal?

How long does it usually take a broken hand to heal?

Depends: If you can tell us what you broke that will help us give you an estimate as to the time healing would take. ...Read more

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How long did it take you to recover after broken hand?

How long did it take you to recover after broken hand?

6-8 weeks: Is a typical bone healing time but for fractures that need reduction and or surgery while the bone is mechanically healed after 6-8 weeks I always tell patients that it is several month process and months later before the wrist and hand begin to feel more " normal". Much also depends on the severity if fracture as a simple nondisplaced hairline fracture is very different from one needing operative. ...Read more

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How long would it take an old woman to heal from a broken hand?

How long would it take an old woman to heal from a broken hand?

An older person: Who is otherwise healthy heals fine. Average bone healing time is 6-8 weeks but a nondisplaced fracture may be allowed to move at a few weeks while a comminyed fracture may need longer. ...Read more

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Why has my broken hand not healed yet? How long is it supposed to take?

Why has my broken hand not healed yet? How long is it supposed to take?

Depends: It depends on which bone is fractured and how bad the injury was. Healing time for the hand and wrist can range from 5-16 weeks. ...Read more

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I have had a broken hand taken out of a cast and put in a splint how long till I can do heavy lifting again?

I have had a broken hand taken out of a cast and put in a splint how long till I can do heavy lifting again?

It depends: This is highly dependent on the type of fracture you had, location of the fracture and how long it had been in a cast. Most fractures are healed in 6-8 weeks, but the final decision should be made by the person most familiar with your particular situation. ...Read more

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Supposing you already had a broken hand in a cast & you fell very hard on that hand, could you get a broken wrist too?

Supposing you already had a broken hand in a cast & you fell very hard on that hand, could you get a broken wrist too?

Unlikely to break: It would be highly unlikely (and very unlucky) to break a wrist that is already in a cast. It could happen, but it would be highly unusual. ...Read more

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Hi, I've had a pain on left hand side of head for 5 days and pain killers won't take it away any suggestions on what is going on?

Hi, I've had a pain on left hand side of head for 5 days and pain killers won't take it away any suggestions on what is going on?

Headache: Headaches or pains on your head can be caused by multiple things. It sounds like this is a new symptom for you. That being said it is important for it to be evaluated. If it is associated with any loss of vision, numbness it inability to use any part of your body you should be seen right away. ...Read more

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How long before a hand fracture heals?

How long before a hand fracture heals?

Rather quickly...: Compared to other bones. Hand fractures are often healed in 3-4 weeks. At that point they will often not appear to be healed on xrays but these lag behind the actual healing. Because stiffness in the hand is much more common than poor fracture healing, immobilization of hand fractures needs to be for as short a time as possible. ...Read more

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Do you get a cast for hand fracture?

Do you get a cast for hand fracture?

Depends: Depending on the severity and location of the fracture, you would be placed either in a cast or a splint. If the fracture involves multiple fragments of bone or extends into a joint or the fragments have separated significantly, you need surgery to fix the bones with screws and plates. ...Read more

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How long approximately does it take to fully recover from a hand fracture?

How long approximately does it take to fully recover from a hand fracture?

6 weeks: Fractures usually take 6-8 weeks to heal, although proper immobilization, genetics, use of tobacco, nutritional status and environmental factors can change this timeline. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a child's hand fracture to regain full strength?

How long does it take for a child's hand fracture to regain full strength?

6-12 weeks: Fractures usually take about six weeks to heal. Even after the fracture is healed, patients - kids included - tend to favor the injured extremity for a while. That time varies from person to person and also depends to some degree on the severity of the injury. 6-12 weeks from the day of injury is a good estimate. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a hand fracture to heal? When can I return to work? I'm cabin crew

How long will it take for a hand fracture to heal? When can I return to work? I'm cabin crew

Hand fractures can: Take 6-8 weeks to heal for simple long bone (finger and metacarpal) injuries. Wrist bones, open injuries, injury with significant soft tissue damage can take longer. Airline employee rules for return to work are often complex so make sure you talk to your employer and treating md to find out whether you can return in a splint or not. Its often not a straightforward answer. ...Read more

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How long it will take to remove hand fracture splint?

How long it will take to remove hand fracture splint?

4-6 weeks: The length of immobilization depends on several factors, including the type of fracture, as well how quickly the fracture is healing. On average, fractures heal in six weeks, and hand fractures usually require 4-6 weeks of immobilization. ...Read more

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How long does a hand fracture take to heal after intitial treatment?

Depends: Depends on many factors how bad is the fracture and how good is the vitamin d level and of course all smokers heal slower
all fractures take about 2 years to go on to full healing and remodeling but most should be pretty darn solid by 10-12 weeks
with hands stiffness is a major issue post injury so early gentle range of motion is important. ...Read more

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How likely is it to miss a hand fracture on an x-ray? Should you wait and get another x-ray?

It depends: It depends on the type of injury and type of fracture. If the pain persists, especially on the area you touch (point tenderness) repeat x ray in 7 to 10 days or MRI is recommended. ...Read more

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Tennis elbow left hand since June 1st 2015...seen docs have taken prescribed medicines I e pain killers I am wearing an elbow brace no relief help?

Tennis elbow left hand since June 1st 2015...seen docs have taken prescribed medicines I e pain killers I am wearing an elbow brace no relief help?

Consider injection: This can be seen commonly in a Sports Medicine clinic and often if topical pain relievers such as Pennsaid or Lidocaine not work, I will inject cortisone before considering a complete course of Occupational therapy, lifestyle modifications and alternative approaches such as Acupuncture and myofascial release. ...Read more

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How long should I expect swelling after removing cast off hand (fracture, cast lasted 4 weeks)?

How long should I expect swelling after removing cast off hand (fracture, cast lasted 4 weeks)?

Long Time: It is normal for you to have sorness, swelling and stiffness in your hand for many months. Occupational therapy can help get this worked out faster. ...Read more

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Why won't doctor give me pain killers to have on hand for flare ups from trigeminal neuralgia gabapentin isn't enough!

Why won't doctor give me pain killers to have on hand for flare ups from trigeminal neuralgia gabapentin isn't enough!

My thots: Cannot answer your question regarding your doctor as you need to ask directly. However, I would wonder why you have "trigeminal neuralgia" as there is always a cause. Is it due to a neuroma, a compressive issue, or even multiple sclerosis? Many meds might work, including oxcarbezine, baclofen, lyrica, (pregabalin) etc. There is a simple needle/balloon procedure that some neurosurgeons employ.? 2nd opinion? ...Read more

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Having numbness in my left hand palm for several months. Am 72. Recent MRI of spine show cervical spondylitis. Had taken pain killers, traction.?

Having numbness in my left hand palm for several months. Am 72. Recent MRI of spine show cervical spondylitis. Had taken pain killers, traction.?

Nerve compression: Try a formal course of physical therapy. You should also see a pain management specialist. An epidural steroid injection may help. If ultimately all fails and you can no longer tolerate your symptoms, surgery may be warranted. ...Read more

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I am having a ganglion cyst removed from my wrist. Will I have to take pain killers?

Maybe: If you have a block and use ice you might not need strong pain killers. ...Read more

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I am suffering from wrist synovitis since past 6 months and acute pain in my right wrist. I took pain killers but it helped only temporarily. Help.

I am suffering from wrist synovitis since past 6 months and acute pain in my right wrist. I took pain killers but it helped only temporarily. Help.

Try a wrist brace: The first approach to synovitis is to rest the joint. Good wrist braces are available in most pharmacies. If the symptoms don't improve after a week with that then it would be good to get a referral to a physical therapist. ...Read more

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I came home from work yesterday and my elbow is hurting me I can not bend arm and wrist and fingers hurt to I've taken pain killers?

I came home from work yesterday and my elbow is hurting me I can not bend arm and wrist and fingers hurt to I've taken pain killers?

Tendonitis at the: Elbow can affect the way the fingers and wrist move as the muscles that flex the elbow at the lateral epicondye also extend the wrist and fingers and those at the medial side of the elbow flex the wrist and fingers. Ice, nsaids gentle stretching are a good start. If pain continues especially with a swollen stiff elbow seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises for my broken hand?

Can you suggest exercises for my broken hand?

Heal first: You need to be treated - splint or cast- to heal the bone first. Once cleared by your doc, then specific exercises would be shown to you to regain your strength. ...Read more

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What are common deformities due to a broken hand?

What are common deformities due to a broken hand?

Swelling, rotation: Or angualr deviation, stiffness, contacture, tightness, thickeing over a joint, are some deformities. By saying they are common deformities it doesn not mean they commonly occur but it says if there is deformity then these are some common types of that deformity. ...Read more

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I've had a broken hand for 4 months can they still fix it?

Fracture: Healing is ususally complete within the first 2 months, but not always. And occasionally bones heal but in the wrong position. So, the first question is whether it's in fact healed. Next, if it's healed but in an abnormal position, is it bothering you? And then, if it's bothering you can it be improved functionally without surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more