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What are some of the symptoms of a broken hand?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken hand?

Pain and deformity: Usually there is pain, swelling and some deformity - crepitus or the sound of bone ends rubbing can also be present. ...Read more

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Hand Fracture (Definition)

A fracture (break) of one of the bones in the hand. Most commonly a ...Read more


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What are some symptoms of a broken hand compared to a sprain without a broken bone?

What are some symptoms of a broken hand compared to a sprain without a broken bone?

Often the same: Symptoms of hand fracture and sprain include pain, swelling and decreased motion. Hand fractures and sprains can occur from similar mechanisms of injury. Moreover, what looks like a simple sprain can be a complex fracture that requires treatment (immobilization or surgery). Therefore, it is important to be evaluated if symptoms from hand/finger injuries don't improve after a few days. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to rehab a broken hand with broken knuckles?

What are some good ways to rehab a broken hand with broken knuckles?

Hand therapy: Let the fracture heal then regain your range of motion before strengthening exercises. A hand therapist can efficiently guide this effort. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a dog and sufferred some puncture wounds and a broken hand. The doctor prescribed amoxicillin. Its rwo days later and the swelling h?

I was bitten by a dog and sufferred some puncture wounds and a broken hand.  The doctor prescribed amoxicillin.  Its rwo days later and the swelling h?

Infection?: Even with antibiotics, infections can occur. If the swelling is increasing, especially if it is associated with increasing pain and redness, you should get checked again. ...Read more

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What is some home physiotherapy after a hand fracture?

What is some home physiotherapy after a hand fracture?

Several: After your doctor has removed the cast or approved it, you can start your own home physiotherapy by reducing swelling/stiffness. Common methods involve increasing motion often easiest in a hot bath. Use massage with the other hand to push swelling out of the hand (up the arm direction) and actively and passively move the joints of the hand as tolerated. Elevation and compression can help also. ...Read more

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How is broken hand treated?

How is broken hand treated?

Depends on: The break. If the fracture is in good alignment it may be treated by casting. If it is poorly aligned it may require manipulation then casting. If unable to align the bones with manipulation or if the fracture is unstable it may require surgery to pin or plate the fracture. ...Read more

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What could cause broken hand?

What could cause broken hand?

Usually trauma: Traumatic fracture is most common (due to striking the hand on something or an accident). Less common are stress fractures (due to repetitive small traumas or overuse) and pathological fractures (due to underlying medical conditions or metastatic processes). Tall to your doc about what might be the cause of your fracture. Usually a physical exam and x-ray are the first steps. ...Read more

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