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Doctor insights on: What Is The Accurate Medical Term For Several Broken Bones In Your Finger

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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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

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

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I'm just wondering, if you fracture a bone in your hand do your fingers get pressure in them?

I'm just wondering, if you fracture a bone in your hand do your fingers get pressure in them?

Swelling: After a hand fracture it is common to have swelling in your fingers. This may be the cause of your symptoms. Make sure you are elevating the hand. Talk to your doctor if your are experiencing problems. ...Read more

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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?

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?

X-ray needed: it would be difficult the question without an x-ray. However via the description it most likely would involve surgical intervention. ...Read more

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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)

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

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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.

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 more

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When broken bones heal does it get itchy?

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 more

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Do broken bones cause low hematocrit level?

Do broken bones cause low hematocrit level?

Yes: Fractures can cause significant bleeding if there is involvement of blood producing bone marrow. It is usually restored in time with healing of the fracture and restoration of blood stores in a healthy patient. ...Read more

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How long does for two broken bones in the arm to heal?

How long does for two broken bones in the arm to heal?

Eight weeks: Usually take between six to eight weeks for an adult, children heal a lot faster depending upon the age. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are casts for broken bones made of?

Could you tell me what are casts for broken bones made of?

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 more

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What are some foods that help heal broken bones or fractures?

What are some foods that help heal broken bones or fractures?

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 more

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Do they always put casts on broken bones or only in serious cases?

Do they always put casts on broken bones or only in serious cases?

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

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Do broken bones in the leg grow back stronger after they are break?

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 more

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What treatment do you use on broken bones if in middle of wilderness?

What treatment do you use on broken bones if in middle of wilderness?

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 more

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Bone (Definition)

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