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Doctor insights on: Is There A Way To Tell If I Have Fractured A Bone In My Hand

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 tell if i fractured a bone in my hand?

How to tell if i fractured a bone in my hand?

Pain swelling : Pain swelling discoloration, deformity are all signs that a fracture may be present. X-rays are a generally accepted way of confirmation. ...Read more

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In what way can you tell if you fractured a bone in your hand?

In what way can you tell if you fractured a bone in your hand?

Fractures: typically are associated with significant pain, swelling, bruising, loss of function, deformity and possibly instability of the involved limb or joint. IF you think you have a fracture seek help as immediately as possible and evaluation by Xray and an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

Typically : An adult takes 6-8 weeks for a bone to heal. Often for a nondisplaced finger fracture after three weeks one can begin range of motion if pain is minimal even tho it is not fully healed. Wrist fractures take longer generally. These are just loose recommendations as treatment needs to be monitored and supervised. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is done for a broken bone in hand that has healed?

Can you tell me what is done for a broken bone in hand that has healed?

Depends: If no pains: Or deformity or any complaints, we can leave it be, and maybe get some pt; if there is deformity we assess how does it affect the function of the hand? Then there is a possibility that in surgery we break the bone and realign it, then fix it. ...Read more

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I fractured a bone in my hand. What are some exercises I can do to make it stronger faster?

I fractured a bone in my hand. What are some exercises I can do to make it stronger faster?

None: Exercises are for muscles. Normal, unbroken bones benefit from exercise in that stressing the bone forces it to constantly remodel itself, thus keeping itself strong. But you have a broken bone, and it needs to heal. That doesn't mean you can't exercise; a physical therapist can give you gentle exercises for the surrounding muscles that will keep them strong while allowing the bone to heal. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i broke, fractured, or dislocated a bone in my hand.?

What to do if i think i broke, fractured, or dislocated a bone in my hand.?

See hand specialist: See a hand surgeon. You can start with your primary doctor or urgent care, but a hand specialist is probably your best choice. ...Read more

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Hi, I think I may have fractured my 5th metacarpal bone in my hand. Need help! Not sure if it is or not?

Hi, I think I may have fractured my 5th metacarpal bone in my hand. Need help! Not sure if it is or not?

Get x ray: Its important you find out since metacarpal bones need to heal correctly. I advise you see your Primary Care Provider or go to an URGENT care clinic for an xray and possible casting/splinting!! ...Read more

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Can a bone not heal right, if it did fracture (a bone in my hand)?

Can a bone not heal right, if it did fracture (a bone in my hand)?

Yes: Small bones of wrist ( carpal bones ) will not heal as the blood supply to distal part is cut of, see hand surgeon, or ortho surgeon who treat hand injuries. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more