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Medicine For Hand Fractures In Children
Diagnosis is the: Most important as the location, severity, age, angulation, skeletal maturity, and other injury patterns are the most important. Typically immobilization kids leans toward more is better. Kids heal fast and often stiffness is not an issue but proper positioning and determination of when it is safe to go forward are essential. Thus childrens fractures:best treated by an experienced person. Above all. ...Read more
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
Diagnosis is the: Most important as the location, severity, age, angulation, skeletal maturity, and other injury patterns are the most important. Typically immobilization kids leans toward more is better. Kids heal fast and often stiffness is not an issue but proper positioning and determination of when it is safe to go forward are essential. Thus childrens fractures:best treated by an experienced person. Above all ...Read more
I have fracture in my left wrist 4 years ago and I feel that my bone grow what should I do and please tell is there any medicine to cure or to stop it?
Wrist fx: 15 year old with wrist fx, totally heals within 4-6 months. So any ongoing discomfort is not related to any ongoing bone growing. You need to be seen by an orthopedic dr for an evaluation ...Read more
I fracture my metacarpal, index finger I went to the doctor they took X-ray they told me that they gave me medicine and told me I have to go with a specialist they put cast on one side and I was wondering do I have to go or could it heled itself?
While fractures of the small finger metacarpal are quite common and only rarely cause problems, this does not apply to the index finger. We divide the hand into 2 segments--a mobile unit with the ring and small finger and a "fixed" unit with the index and middle fingers. There is less "play" in the joints to the index and middle fingers and therefore they tolerate less deformity. It also takes a lot more energy to break the index finger metacarpal than the other ones.
That said, you have a risk of healing in a shortened or rotated position that can affect grip strength or cause the fingers to overlap. A good hand surgeon will evaluate the clinical as well as radiographic deformity. That is--some deformity will not show up on the x-rays and may only show up by moving and examining the hand.
You should definitely see a specialist for this particular injury. ...Read more
Fracture hand: If you have swelling, pain, bruising or a noticeable deformity then you may have a fracture. The only way to confirm is with a xray. ...Read more
Is it swollen?: Tender to the touch? Any change to range of motion? Bruised? This lists you as being 11 years old, if that is accurate then please have your parents review this entry (have to be 16 to use site independently). The only way to know with accuracy is with an x-ray & physical examination. ...Read more
Depends: It sounds as if you had a hand fracture which did not heal in a perfect position. If it's simply a cosmetic issue, and your hand is completely functional, then really nothing needs to be done unless you are concerned about the appearance. However, if your function is affected, then you may have to consider surgery in which an osteotomy (cutting the bone) is done to re-align it - no guarantees tho. ...Read more
Probably...: The only thumb fracture that might affect growth of the thumb (but not the rest of the hand) would be one through the growth plate of one of the bones of the thumb with its destruction. This might cause a growth disturbance. ...Read more
Yes: If your hand is fractured or even if you just think your hand might be fractured, I would suggest seeing an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays to make sure that your hand injury is treated appropriately. ...Read more
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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
You need to see an -: Orthopedist to have it treated. The pcp or an er doc can also help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Base of finger?: Hard to say with out seeing the xray but that description should mean where your finger connects to your hand. ...Read more
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
I fractured my hand and had a cast for 4 weeks, I removed it today my hand are stiff what should I do?
Hand Fracture.: First of all, what do you mean you removed it? Second stiffness is normal after being in a cast, range of motion exercises will help. Back to the first question, no one should remove their own cast, they are on there for a reason, how do you know your hand is healed. Go see your doc for follow up. Needs x-ray could be stiff cause still broken! ...Read more
Is my wrist fractured? Fell on my hand about 3 weeks ago and wrist hurts way more now than it did when it first happened
Can a fractured right metacarpel hand cause problems in the future at the moment when I bend it is shorter and when you lift heavy objects it pains?
Exam and an xray: If needed. Swelling, deformity and pain are common findings. ...Read more
Get med eval: It usually requires x-rays (plus medical hx ; physical exam) to correctly diagnose a fracture. An appropriate treatment plan will follow after evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the force of the "stomp" and location of where they "stomped" on you. Most likely metacarpal fractures or phalanx fractures but the possibilities of other fractures are endless. ...Read more
Pain: There are several signs. The most obvious one is a deformity. Without a deformity, then in the setting of recent trauma you would be looking for moderate to severe pain and swelling. There is usually a limited range of motion of the affected area. Sometimes you can feel a clicking or stepoff at the area of the fracture. Some fractures can cause a rotational deformity of the finger ...Read more
Need X-Ray: You can't tell if a hand bone is fractures just by looking at it. The old wives tale that says "if I can move it then it can't be broken" is not true. While many hand fractures do not need specific treatment or simple rest, some seemingly small injuries can cause big problems later. Injuires that are swollen enough to limit your motion should be checked out with an x-ray. ...Read more