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How can you tell if hand has a boxers (brawlers) fracture?

How can you tell if hand has a boxers (brawlers) fracture?

Physical exam: If you compare the knuckles of your hands when your hand is made into a fist, the small finger knuckle will appear depressed on the fractured side. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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How can I tell if I have fractured my wrist?

Wrist fracture: See orthopedic surgeon & get x-ray. Check for pain, swelling, and possible deformity. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a fractured lisfranc region?

How to tell if I have a fractured lisfranc region?

Often missed in ER: Swelling, development of clearly asymmetrical deformity in one foot vs the other, pain in the midfoot definitely need to see your foot surgeon for proper assessment. ...Read more

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How can you tell if I have a broken bone?

How can you tell if I have a broken bone?

Pain, swelling. : If something hurts, is swollen, is bruised, or doesn't seem to be aligned the way you remember it, see your doctor for an x-ray. X-rays are the best way to tell definitively if a bone is broken. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have got a bennetts fracture?

How can I tell if I have got a bennetts fracture?

Injury to the base -: of the thumb metacarpal bone. you can get an Xray of it to confirm. Generally with a hx of a fall or injury to the thumb, with pain, swelling, tenderness and inability to move thumb without having severe pain in it. Seeing an Orthopod would benefit as she/he can Dx it and start treating you as well. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a fractured arm or a bone contusion?

How to tell if I have a fractured arm or a bone contusion?

Level of pain: A stable, nondisplaced arm fracture may present similar to a severe contusion. Typically, a fracture will hurt for a longer period of time. Also, a fracture usually can be diagnosed with radiographs. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to tell if I have a fractured humerus?

Xrays: Although an experienced physican can usually tell if a bone is fractured, the most definitive and quickest way to tell is with an xrays of the bone in question. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more