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How Would You Know If You Have A Broken Thumb
Broken thumb?: Yes, for exam & proper tx.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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