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Hand fractures in children should be treated how?

Hand fractures in children should be treated how?

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

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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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What is the definition or description of: Hand fractures in children?

What is the definition or description of: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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: 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

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I need some tips on how to tell if my hand is fractured?

I need some tips on how to tell if my hand is fractured?

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

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I fell last night on my hand and it clicked and it has hurt since could I have fractured it?

I fell last night on my hand and it clicked and it has hurt since could I have fractured it?

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

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What should I do if my fractured hand healed wrong?

What should I do if my fractured hand healed wrong?

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

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How do you know if your hairline fractured your hand?

Xrays: The only way to know for sure is with an xray. I would recommend it if you still have pain after a couple days. Even if its a hairline fracture, you would need a splint or cast to allow the fracture to heal or it will take a lot longer to get better. ...Read more

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Will hand of teen grow if thumb fractured.?

Will hand of teen grow if thumb fractured.?

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

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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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How can I get pain relief for a fractured hand?

How can I get pain relief for a fractured hand?

Treatment involves: Detailed diagnosis, splinting, casting or surgery to fix or hold the fracture. This is the best way to control pain, trat it appropriately. Within that ice, elevation, motion when permitted and nsaids or pain meds if needed. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of a fractured hand involve swelling?

Do symptoms of a fractured hand involve swelling?

Yes: Hand fractures are associated with pain, bruising, swelling and if displaced may exhibit rotation or other finger deformities. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to get help for a fractured hand?

Is it a good idea to get help for a fractured hand?

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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What are the signs and symptoms of a broken or fractured hand?

What are the signs and symptoms of a broken or fractured hand?

S&S fracture: Pain, swelling, instability, crepitus, rotation, shortening, scissoring of fingers, deformity, etc just to name a few. However, diagnostic imaging is essential. ...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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I think I broke/fractured my hand, what kind of doc should I see?

You need to see an -: Orthopedist to have it treated. The pcp or an er doc can also help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I fractured my pinky finger at the base but I don't know where that is on my hand?

I fractured my pinky finger at the base but I don't know where that is on my hand?

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

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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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I fractured my hand and had a cast for 4 weeks, I removed it today my hand are stiff what should I do?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe: A metacarpal fracture should be a very treatable condition and for most patients will cause no future problems. However, if the bone does not heal in good alignment or if it fails to heal (nonunion), then persistent pain can result. See a physician if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I have fractured, broken or bruised hand?

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

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What kind of fracture would you get if someone stomped on your hand?

What kind of fracture would you get if someone stomped on your hand?

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

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What are signs of a hand fracture?

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

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How can you tell if my hand is fractured?

How can you tell if my hand is fractured?

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