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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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I have a lot of pain on my left thumb and it hurts to move. It's not broken or fractured. Also my left palm is really itchy. How can should I treat it?

I have a lot of pain on my left thumb and it hurts to move. It's not broken or fractured. Also my left palm is really itchy. How can should I treat it?

Consider: And evaluation by your medical doctor/rehab doctor/neurologist for an emg/ncs (test to look at your nerves in your hand). Wouldn't be surprised if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Changing diapers is dangerous... Make your husband do it. He is suppose to protect you, or you can tell him its' doctors orders. ...Read more

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How do I treat a dip joint fracture that's not been treated before but has already started to round off? My entire thumb is painful. Thanks.

Fracture: This sounds like you have had an x-ray of the affected limb. If this fracture is in the joint then i would recommend surgery. Otherwise there is a high likelihood that you will get degenerative joint disease. If the fracture is not in the joint then immobilization of the finger for up to 8 weeks should help with healing. Icing the area and taking an NSAID will also help. See your hand specialist. ...Read more

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What does a fractured thumb look like?

Depends: It may not have an obvious deformity at all. X ray to be sure! ...Read more

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Could my thumb be fractured? How can I tell?

Could my thumb be fractured? How can I tell?

Exam: You should see your doctor for an exam to see what type of injury/condition exists. ...Read more

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How can you tell if my thumb is fractured or broken?

How can you tell if my thumb is fractured or broken?

X-Ray, scan, or MRI: Usually a simple x-ray will give you the answer. Sometimes, especially soon after the injury, the x-ray will initially appear to be normal even though there is a fracture. Your physician if still suspecting a fracture may recommend an mri, or bone scan. Suspicion of fracture goes up with amount of pain and soft tissue bleeding, site of maximum pain, and findings of indirect pain on examination. ...Read more

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