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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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: open repair of finger fracture?

What is the definition or description of: open repair of finger fracture?

Open fracture repair: Fractures can be treated closed (without an incision) or open (with a formal incision at surgery). There are pluses and minuses of each and the path taken depends on the location of the fracture, displaced or nondisplaced, type of fracture, and surgeon preference. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Open surgical repair of finger fracture (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Can I work after finger fracture repaired with pin?

Can I work after finger fracture repaired with pin?

Depends: It depends on what kind of work you do. Keyboarding and office work is usually ok. If you do a lot of heavy lifting or forceful activity with your fractured hand, you will usually have to wait until the pins are removed. ...Read more

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Where can I find work that involves only one hand after I had a finger fracture repaired with a pin?

Consult emplyment of: Consult the yellow pages
and see what job offerings are outhere, they are many things that can be done with one hand. Consult employment offices that have descriptions of jobs avasilable. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Open surgical repair of finger fracture (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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What sort of disorder is a finger fracture?

Bone fracture: I am not sure what you mean but it is most commonly a traumatic injury. Occaionally it can be due to bone disease from tumor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger fracture?

What is the definition or description of: Finger fracture?

Break: A fracture is a break in the normal continuity of the cortex of the bone; it is described as a finger fracture when it involves the digits of the upper extremity. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Open surgical repair of finger fracture (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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Does finger fracture lead to difficulty typing?

Absolutely!: Once the fracture has healed and depending on the locaiton of the fracture and whether the joint and or the tendons were involved, one can have difficulty ty[lkadkfa; ;'n'dfalkfnd' a. ...Read more

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How do I deal with a finger fracture?

How do I deal with a finger fracture?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Open surgical repair of finger fracture (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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What are the tests for finger fracture?

What are the tests for finger fracture?

Exam + X-rays.: That's pretty much it. But make sure you follow up with an orthopedist, because it may need splinting initially, and there can be improper healing, affecting hand function that needs to then be either prevented or treated. ...Read more

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How long does a finger fracture need to heal?

4-8 weeks: 4-6 weeks, depending on which bone in the finger is fractured and the severity of the fracture. Simple fractures will heal in about 4 weeks, at which point, casting is stopped. However, it usually takes 8 weeks for a bone to be as strong as it as before the injury, so activity is sometimes still limited until after that time. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Open surgical repair of finger fracture (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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How long does a finger fracture take to heal?

How long does a finger fracture take to heal?

6-10 weeks: Most fractures heal in 6-10 weeks. This can be considerably longer for smokers, diabetics and for comminuted fractures or fractures with soft tissue injuries. ...Read more

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Finger fracture recovery time? 3 weeks? 6 weeks?

3-6 weeks 4 healing: Finger fractures will usually heal in 3-6 weeks, but are stiff after immobilization. Therapy is often needed to restore range of motion and function. ...Read more

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Open surgical repair of finger fracture (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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What are the symptoms associated with finger fracture?

Finger fracture: Finger fractures usually will present with localized swelling. There will also be tenderness at the fracture site. If the fracture is displaced there may be gross deformity of the finger. Some fractures at the distal portion of the finger may be a small avulsion and the presentation is a mallet finger. The distal finger joint will be flexed and the person is unable to straighten it. ...Read more

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Weeks after finger fracture: how soon can you practice piano?

RIght away if healed: If your fracture has healed, start playing! (usually it takes about 4-8 weeks to heal a fracture.). ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Finger Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a break in the normal continuity of the cortex of the bone; it is described as a finger fracture when it involves the digits ...Read more


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