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How to treat a fractured thumb?

How to treat a fractured thumb?

Depends on: Location and type of fracture. See your doctor, this should be xrayed. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 to treat a spiral hand fracture?

How to treat a spiral hand fracture?

Splint and boddy : Tapping of the two finger together, surgery may be needed if you can not control rotation. ...Read more

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"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

Get weight off foot.: Contusion(bruise) metatarsal requires weight to be removed from forefoot. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Padding the forefoot with relief beneath the effected metatarsal is the easiest. ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken thumb?

Depends on fracture : The treatment of a thumb fracture depends on the fracture type. Some require surgery, some do not. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays. ...Read more

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How to treat a fractured radial head?

How to treat a fractured radial head?

Depends on fracture.: If the fracture is nondisplaced, you can be immobilized in a cast or splint for about 2 weeks and then be placed in a motion brace. If the fracture is displaced, the options are to have the fracture fixed with a plate and screws or have a radial head implant ...Read more

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How can you treat a fractured clavicle?

How can you treat a fractured clavicle?

3 options: Options include simple sling for 3-4 weeks, figure of 8 brace for 4-6 weeks, or surgery. Most clavicle fractures heal within 10-12 weeks without surgical intervention, but if the fracture is significantly displaced or shifted then surgery may be a better option for best results. ...Read more

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How to treat an elbow fracture?

How to treat an elbow fracture?

Variable: Depends on where, age, displacement...See ortho doc. ...Read more

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How do you treat a hand scaphoid fracture?

How do you treat a hand scaphoid fracture?

Cast or surgery: Most of the time the fracture heal by applying a cast for 6-8 weeks , if the fracture displaced or in certain location( we know those will heal by casting) is better to go right away to surgery and bone graft. ...Read more

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How to treat a bruised heel?

How to treat a bruised heel?

Offloading/No weight: Hi, Usually the best treatment for a bruised heel weather its a soft tissue or bone bruise to the area is to Offload the area and rest it from the usually forces that go through it during weight bearing and gait. The use of a CAM walker can be helping in reducing the majority of pressure along the heel and help you maintain your everyday activity. It may be necessary to fully Offload + crutches. ...Read more

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How to treat a broken arm?

How to treat a broken arm?

Varies: Varies based upon a more specific description of the fracture. Some need simply immobilization and time to heal, others require surgery. ...Read more

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Best way to treat a minor fractured finger?

Best way to treat a minor fractured finger?

It depends: A fractured finger needs to be evaluated by a doctor with experience with these kinds of injuries. Some seemingly innocent finger fractures can have long-lasting negative results. If it is truly minor, a simple finger splint may be appropriate or even just buddy taping the finger to an uninjured neighbor. ...Read more

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How to treat a broken leg?

How to treat a broken leg?

Immobilization.: Usually some form of immobilization is necessary, but certain fractures may require surgery. Please see an orthopedic specialist, for the proper care. ...Read more

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How do you treat a finger sprain?

How do you treat a finger sprain?

Mostly with time: Ice, immobilization and early protected range of motion will help treat the symptoms of a finger sprain, as will nsaid's and steroids. What the joint ultimately needs to recover from the excessive stretching of the capsule and ligaments is time to repair the damaged structures. This takes 2-6 weeks for mild sprains and 3 or more months for severe sprains. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sprained thumb?

How do you treat a sprained thumb?

Depends: Probably needs to be checked due to unusual fractures at the base of the thumb that may need surgery or ligament injuries that can become chronic. If the thumb is stable then using a thumb spica splint is usually adequate. ...Read more

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

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

Splint and body tape: If you think you have fracture the best thing to do to splint for week or two and if it is the finger do body tapping. Of course you are going to see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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How can I treat a jammed thumb?

How can I treat a jammed thumb?

Ice, protect, eval.: Jammed thumbs can be a soft tissue injury, whereby the surrounding soft tissues are injured or sprained at the joint between the thumb bones (phalanges), or involve bony injury (fracture). A thorough evaluation by your healthcare provider will help elucidate whether an x-ray is indicated. Usually ice, compression and bracing to protect against further injury is indicated. Recovery is usually rapid. ...Read more

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How to treat a thumb injury with out going to doctor?

How to treat a thumb injury with out going to doctor?

Depends: A simple sprain can be splinted for comfort, a scratch can be carefully cleaned and protected with tripple antibiotic and a loose wrap. Anything more than that would best be addressed by a doctor. Make sure you have good blood flow and sensibility. Don't let it get infected. If its still giving you problems after a few days or getting worse see somebody. Thumbs are important. ...Read more

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How to treat a finger infection?

How to treat a finger infection?

FInger infections: Need 1. To be evaluated by a medical provider after that the treatment options may be, oral or IV antibitiocs, soaks or compresses, splinting or even surgery. The plan needs to be made and modified depending upon hw the intital treament works. Some conditons need emergency surgery immediatley. Finger infections can spread to the hand and the deep structures fast so back to number one.. Get seen. ...Read more

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How long can a fractured pinky finger knuckle/joint take to heal?

How long can a fractured pinky finger knuckle/joint take to heal?

About 6 wks: A fractured finger usually takes about 6 wks for the bone to heal. If the fracture involves the knuckle or joint, pain can persist because the joint has been injured. See an orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more

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