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What Is The Accurate Medical Term For Several Broken Bones In Your Finger
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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
My friends finger got slammed by the door there's no broken bones and it's recovering she's got a splint on should she play sports?
Broke my finger 3 weeks ago. Last week i developed a red hot, patch at base of one of the broken bones. Skin hasn't been broken. Infection possible?
Broken finger: Yes this is a complication, and you should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a slightly painful small hard lump in between my index and middle finger on my right hand. No broken bones. I do use the computer a lot. ?
Examination: This would require an examination and possibly an x-Ray to determine the nature of the lump. ...Read more
What can I do with a sprain in hand and wrist? Happened about 5 weeks ago, it's still swollen, only one X-ray was done they said no broken bones, sometimes the fingers and hand will start tingling even bad enough that it feels like needles, fingers get ev
Should a jammed finger still be stiff and sore at the knuckle after a month? Knuckle is stiff and sore and cannot make a fist. Very painful. Had x-rays and no broken bones. Could this be a ligament or tendon issue? Also have trouble gripping and apply
You : You could have a tenosynovitis and not necesarily , a splint might be enough to have your body heal it. You need to be evaluated to consider if that is the diagnosis and the benefits of a lical injection if tenosinovitis or trigger finger is the diagnosis , other diagnosis could be considered like d quervain , but i don t have enough info to be able to extend on the answer. ...Read more
My finger is crooked from a fracture a few years ago. Is there any way to fix it that doesn't involve a bone cut?
If I have an acute fracture in my finger and a broken trapezoid bone would I have a cast of splint?
How strong is a finger bone eight weeks post-fracture? Is it ready for return to contact sports? (in my case, pinned under surgery, now full movement)
Bony healing?: An x-ray would help to be reassured that healing is mature after 8 weeks especially if you are returning to combat. Full flexibility will be necessary to avoid reinjury. Depending on the type of sport such as prize fighting, football or basketball and the likelihood of a hand injury, I might demand the first two tests and still wait for a total of three months. ...Read more
Is moving my fingers up and down in side the cast will help healing ?Related to blood circus " commiunted fracture on 1 medial confirm bone "
Finger avulsion, nail bed intact. Distal finger pad tore off, no tendon exposed, no bone fracture. Full movement, Tx options full thickness graft, leave to heal on own, or amputate proximal to nail bed. Risks and recommendations.
Avoid amputation: If you have adequate soft tissue over the bone and tendon, there would be no reason to amputate. A tip without graft will usually gradually fill in, but graft can get quicker coverage. A general rule of thumb is that if area is less than 1 cm in diameter graft not much benefit, if it is quite a bit larger than that then placing a graft on is a consideration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. I believe its -: Due to the skin cells under a cast or a splint, which accumulate under the cast/splint, causing itching. Normally without such covering, the skin cells fall off, during normal activities. After the fx heals and cast is removed, with normal washing, the skin cells are removed, so itching decreases in a few days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fiberglass: Most these days are fiberglass. Plaster of paris is still used by some. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. Fiberglass is "waterproof" (but one has to use a hairdryer to drive the water out to avoid skin irritation). Plaster tends to be less expensive and easier to mold, but has to be kept dry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: There are not really any foods we know that help bones heal faster. We do know some things that can potentially delay bone healing including nicotine products and medications that inhibit inflammation ( inflammation is a part of bone healing and so to block it delays bone healing). Good question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: It depends on what type of broken bone it is. Specifically, it depend on which bone is broken. For example, we do not put casts on broken clavicle bones (collar bones), but we do put casts on broken wrist bones (radius bones.) it also depends on whether or not the bone is displaced or shifted out of position. If displaced, it needs to be put back in place (reduced) and may even need surgery. ...Read more
Not usually: A leg bone fracture will appear on x-ray to have more calcium in the healing area (for a while), but a bone's strength depends on the microscopic structure inside the bone, not just the amount of calcium. In a growing child, a well-healed bone can be stronger 6 months after the break, than before the break, because the child is now older so all his bones should be stronger than 6 months earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immobilize/splint fx: The principles of splinting & immobilization for comfort and transport still hold true in the wilderness. The situation is more difficult due to potential scarcity of adequate materials useful for the task. Sturdy branches or similar material from a backpack frame can be used ingeniously to fashion a splint that holds the broken limb in a stable somewhat straight & reasonably comfortable position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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