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Is it a good idea to get surgery to heal my broken left hand?

Is it a good idea to get surgery to heal my broken left hand?

YES if open/unstable: It depends on the stability of the fracture. A splint or cast or specialized traction device may be all that is needed. Surgery is reserved for open or unstable fractures. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to get surgery on my hand or let it heal by itself?

Is it a good idea to get surgery on my hand or let it heal by itself?

Let it heal: Without knowing what thew problem is, it is always better to see if your body can heal itself rather than jump to surgery for most overuse problems. ...Read more

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I fractured my hand two days ago. Is it a good idea to keep writing to make it heal faster?

I fractured my hand two days ago. Is it a good idea to keep writing to make it heal faster?

No.: Most non-displaced fractures of the hand bones take 3-4 weeks to heal depending on age and location. The only type of fracture where I have a hand therapist move the hand early is when a joint is involved in the fracture. ...Read more

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X-Ray revealed I fractured a big toe. Do I need to go back to PCP for a splint/other procedure? Is it safe to deal with it on my own, or is that bad

X-Ray revealed I fractured a big toe.  Do I need to go back to PCP for a splint/other procedure?  Is it safe to deal with it on my own, or is that bad

Toe: It all depends on how bad the fracture is and what part of the toe it involves. If you get poor healing from not receiving the right treatment, then you will be stuck with a permanent poor outcome. I would recommend that you get in to your physician and make sure your treatment is the right for your situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my hand is broken?

What's a good way to check if my hand is broken?

Pain and swelling: A bad sprain can hurt as much as a fracture. A bruised or jammed ; joint can hurt a lot if there is a lot of swelling. An x-ray will help. Swelling deformity are exam findings but many sprains can look like a fracture and the reverse so a proper exam and the right x-rays based upon the exam will be the best way. ...Read more

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Broke my ring and pinky finger and time to time it hurts really bad as if i reinjured it i had to do surgery for them to repair it with a metal plate

Broke  my ring and pinky finger and time to time it hurts really bad as if i reinjured it i had to do surgery for them to repair it with a metal plate

Post surgical finger: Probably best to see your surgeon if for nothing than reassurance but also to ensure some metal parts are not acting up: moving about , et assuming they were not removed. ...Read more

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I am recovering from an open fracture in my elbow. Is it normal for my fingers to be numb? How long will it take to recover?

I am recovering from an open fracture in my elbow. Is it normal for my fingers to be numb? How long will it take to recover?

Elbow fracture: Numbness implies injury or irritation to the median, ulnar, or radial nerves or their branches. An open fracture usually implies more soft tissue injury and damage than a closed fracture. It may take 3 months or longer. It depends whether the nerve, the nerve sheath, or continuity of the nerve is involved. ...Read more

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I had a minor fracture on the bone connecting my hand to my elbow. How long will it take to heal?

I had a minor fracture on the bone connecting my hand to my elbow. How long will it take to heal?

About 6 weeks: It may take about 6-8 weeks but certain limited activities may be permitted under the supervision of your surgeon and therapist may be permitted. However certain bones, namely the scaphoid, are notorious for their unusual blood supply and do not always heal predictably. Therefore close follow up by your physician is essential. ...Read more

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If i damaged a ligament can it heal it self or do I have to get a surgery. I can't bend my leg all the way it hurts on the right side of my knee.

If i damaged a ligament can it heal it self or do I have to get a surgery. I can't bend my leg all the way it hurts on the right side of my knee.

It is a possibility: That it will heal by itself. Ligaments are in every joint and their function to create an orthopedic stability. They are relatively elastic and can lengthen under stress and then return to their original shape. Good rest, moist heat, otc anti-inflammatory and passive physical stretching will be helpful. If the condition is not improved in one week, see your health care provider. ...Read more

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I work with my hands but my wrist is swollen and shore what is the best way to protect it while it heals?

I work with my hands but my wrist is swollen and shore what is the best way to protect it while it heals?

UseBrace/get checked: You can use a brace but since your wrist is swollen it should be checked by your doctor to find the cause of the swelling Is it swollen because of an injury or due to some other condition.Do get it checked but using a wrist brace will not hurt ...Read more

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Is it possible to tell if I have a broken bone in my foot?

Is it possible to tell if I have a broken bone in my foot?

X-ray: X-ray is the way to best tell this. Pretty hard to do based on physical exam alone. Ct, MRI may also diagnose, though x-ray is first-line. ...Read more

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Will i be able to use a bow this hunting season I am going to have shoulder surgery on my right shoulder to fix a torn muscle. They will have to place a screw in it to hold it.

Will i be able to use a bow this hunting season I am going to have shoulder surgery on my right shoulder to fix a torn muscle. They will have to place a screw in it to hold it.

Ruptured : Ruptured biceps ? Can try a bow after all rehab is complete and well healed. The start slowly, low poun pull and work up to your ability. If hunting season is less than 6 mo away i would guess no. ...Read more

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Is it possible to heal my fractured ankle without seeing a doctor?

Is it possible to heal my fractured ankle without seeing a doctor?

Possible: not wise: If you immobilize it properly, if you are other wise healthy it could heal. However, what if it is out of alignment or heals out of alignment. How will you be able to properly immobilize it and how do you know what steps to take to ensure adequate healing and to deal with any complication. It is extremely foolish to try to handle this yourself. Also depends on type of fracture and severity. ...Read more

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I have a broken pinky finger left hand dr says they have to rebreak in order to fix for me to be able to make a fist is this common practice?

I have a broken pinky finger left hand dr says they have to rebreak in order to  fix for me to be able to make a fist is this common practice?

FInger fracture: If the fracture is older than a week, then partial healing requires "breaking" the finger to re-align or reduce the fracture back to normal. The 5th finger is less critical to hand function, so you'll have to decide how perfect you want to be! ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my ankle is broken?

What's a good way to check if my ankle is broken?

See the doc: Go to a foot/ankle specialist to get a proper exam. Your doc will physically examine the ankle to check range of motion and localized pain. Xrays will highlight alignment and check for fractures, but if necessary, an MRI would reveal both bone and soft tissue damage. Don't attempt to treat this on your own. ...Read more

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Over a month after my phalanx fracture my toe is still swollen I'm not able to move it nore put pressure on it will I need surgery to fix it see pic.

Over a month after my phalanx  fracture my toe is still swollen I'm not able to move it nore put pressure on it will I need surgery to fix it see pic.

I would advise: Using a surgical shoe to walk with and wrapping he toe to attempt to reduce swelling. Icing is goo as well. Would need copy of xrays to comment further. ...Read more