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How would you know if you have a broken thumb?

How would you know if you have a broken thumb?

Pain : Fractures of the thumb are very painful to the touch. Additionally, there can also be a visible deformity to the thumb. See your doctor if you suspect a fracture to improve the likelihood of proper healing. ...Read more

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How long will it take if you have a broken thumb?

How long will it take if you have a broken thumb?

Approx 6 weeks: Fractures, if properly immobilized, generally heal in approximately 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a broken thumb and my doctor wont let me return to my soccer team. Why? I don't use my thumb for soccer. It been 3 weeks rest.

I have a broken thumb and my doctor wont let me return to my soccer team. Why? I don't use my thumb for soccer. It been 3 weeks rest.

You can make the Fx: Become worse, by bumping into other players, or running into the goal-post or by falling. Apparently now you have an undisplaced fx which can become more complicated, and may even require surgery, which means to you, that you'll be out for additional 4-5 weeks. So heed your doc.. ...Read more

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Do thumbs have bursa?

Do thumbs have bursa?

No: There is a bursa at the level of the wrist involving the flexor polices longs tendon but not in the thumb itself. ...Read more

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What to do with my thumb?

What to do with my thumb?

Re-ask: I am sorry but there isn't enough info about your thumb to provide a satisfactory answer. Please re-ask question with pertinent details. ...Read more

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How can you fix a broken thumb?

How can you fix a broken thumb?

Many ways: It depends on the type of thumb fracture that you have. Some require immobilization only, others are best served with fixation with pins or plates and screws. If you have a thumb fracture, please see an orthopedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays to make sure your fracture is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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The tip of my thumb is painful?

The tip of my thumb is painful?

Injury?: Can't explain this other than injury or overuse of the thumb (video game enthusiasts get this a lot). Using the thumb to text can do it as well. Look into what, if any, overuse activities with the thumb you might be doing. ...Read more

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How can you tape a broken thumb?

How can you tape a broken thumb?

Difficult: Certain finger and toe fractures can be treated with taping. The taping is usually done from one finger to the next. This cannot be done with the thumb as there is no finger next to it. Thumb fractures are best treated in the splint or cast. ...Read more

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How rare are triphalangeal thumbs?

How rare are triphalangeal thumbs?

Very: They are present in less than 1/100, 000 live births. ...Read more

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What does a broken thumb feel like?

What does a broken thumb feel like?

Painful: Broke bones in the fingers/thumb are usually swollen and painful. ...Read more

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What should I do to keep a thumb guard on?

Explain: Are you referring to a thumb sucking guard? Several designs use velcro style closure or come in various sizes. How old is the wearer of this guard? You may need the larger style that has a wrist strap as shown in the photograph. ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have broken my thumb?

How could I tell if I have broken my thumb?

X-Ray is best way.: Taking a simple x-ray is the quickest way to determine if there is a fracture. A walk in clinic equipped with an x-ray machine should be less expensive than a hospital er is you do not have insurance. If you have a physician, an exam could steer you to the right place, perhaps to an x-ray facility with a script in hand for the x-ray. Missed fractures may lead to complications like displacement. ...Read more

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How would you know if your thumb is broken?

How would you know if your thumb is broken?

Xray: Unfortunately you can't know for sure without getting an xray. See a doctor if you are having pain after an injury. ...Read more

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What should you do for a jammed/broken thumb?

Stop hitch-hiking: Just kidding. But a potentially broken thumb is serious. Get to your doc, an x-ray will tell, and they can direct your tx. Or referral. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have "gamekeepers thumb"?

What does it mean to have "gamekeepers thumb"?

UCL tear: Gamekeepers thumb is the common name for ulnar collateral ligament tear. It is the ligament on the inside of the thumb. ...Read more

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