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What would a broken thumb look like?

What would a broken thumb look like?

Depends: Thst depends on how bad the break is. If a bone is just chipped in a small area or even have an avulsed or torn tendon, the bone may look normal but jist not move right, while a large break may be comminuted and very misshapen. If there is a question, if you can't grip or squeeze things then you should get an x-ray. ...Read more

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What would a broken finger look like?

What would a broken finger look like?

Painful deformity : A broken finger can look normal or it can have a deformity. In either case, there is usually significant pain with movement. Bruising is also often seen with fractures. ...Read more

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What would a broken hand look like?

What would a broken hand look like?

Movies are wrong: Hands can not stand up to punching things, unprotected! pain, swelling, bruising, new angles. Get to your doc. These are your most valuable tools in your tool box. Waiting worsens outcome. ...Read more

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What does a fractured thumb look like?

What does a fractured thumb look like?

Depends: It may not have an obvious deformity at all. X ray to be sure! ...Read more

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What would a broken thumb or finger feel like?

What would a broken thumb or finger feel like?

Terrible bad!!!!!!!!: One reliable sympton of a broken bone is horrible pain. The broken bone just does not want to be moved at all. A bad strain could also give just as much pain, so that is why your physician often needs an x-ray to help sort things out. Some fractures such as an impacted fracture of the upper arm or a skull fracture may not be that painful, so we do not just go by pain. Go for an exam by your md. ...Read more

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What does a broken finger look like?

What does a broken finger look like?

That varies: Depending on the location and type of fracture. ...Read more

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What would a broken finger feel like?

What would a broken finger feel like?

Broken finger: Pain! but a mild fracture can be only mild pain that one might think of only as "a sprain". ...Read more

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What does a fractured ankle look like?

What does a fractured ankle look like?

Swollen: Signs of a fractured ankle are swelling, pain on weightbearing and fracture line seen on plain x-rays or if a compression fracture or stress reaction/fracture edema (internal bone swelling) on an mri. ...Read more

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What would a colles fracture look like?

What would a colles fracture look like?

It depends: A colles fracture is a type of wrist fracture and the usual signs of a fracture are pain, swelling, and possibles deformity. Fractures are diagnosed with a combination of history taking, physical examination and x-rays. ...Read more

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What are the features of a broken finger that would make it look different than a jammed finger?

What are the features of a broken finger that would make it look different than a jammed finger?

X rays: The best way to assess , if a jammed finger has a fracture also, is with x rays, small fragments can not be assessd by physical exam. But it is still a joint injury, and needs specialized care. ...Read more

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What could cause a hand injury to look like a blister/wort?

What could cause a hand injury to look like a blister/wort?

Multiple reasons: There are many reasons for this appearance. Burns, superficial infections, viral infections, warts and some benign skin cancers can have this appearance. You should consult with your physician to have this evaluayed. ...Read more

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My nose broken or something. What does a broken nose look like?

My nose broken or something. What does a broken nose look like?

Look of broken nose: A broken nose does not have a specific look. If you hit your nose hard and it bled and subsequently became stuffy or feels funny to you, it may be broken. Have an ENT perform an external and internal examination of your nose to make sure the bones and cartilage are in the right place. ...Read more

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What does a broken thumb feel like?

What does a broken thumb feel like?

Painful: Broke bones in the fingers/thumb are usually swollen and painful. ...Read more

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I have a broken little toe or a sprain, what to do?

I have a broken little toe or a sprain, what to do?

Have it looked at.: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. If fractured, it may need to be reduced in the office or possibly in the operating room. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Supposing someone got poked with a drug needle , like in a finger, what would it look like and would it heal?

Supposing someone got poked with a drug needle , like in a finger, what would it look like and would it heal?

Depends on size: frequently there is no external obvious sign of the needle unless it was a large needle. Amazingly I have seen lots of broken needles in patients that are not always painful especially diabetics. In the finger I presume one would have pain from the needle but certainly the puncture wound would heal if the needle was not terribly dirty otherwise if contaminated the area would be reddened ...Read more

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What does a pinky finger metacarpal fracture look like?

What does a pinky finger metacarpal fracture look like?

Need Xray: You can't diagnose a fracture otherwise unless there is obvious angulation of the bone.There can be tremendous swelling and bruising without a fracture, and minimal physical changes with one. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I would like guidance to what a spider bite looks like?

I would like guidance to what a spider bite looks like?

Depends : On the type of spider, and ther are only 4 genera of spiders in the us that are dangerous to humans but generally, there may be 1 or 2 small puncture wounds in the center of a red, warm, swollen, initially painful (sometimes) but then sometimes itchy area. There may occasionally be some numbness in the area also. However, black widow bites and brown recluse and hobos can be quite different. ...Read more

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What does an avulsion fracture right navicular look like in a x-ray?

What does an avulsion fracture right navicular look like in a x-ray?

Avulsion fractures: All avulsion fractures, regardless of their location, have a similar appearance on xray. You will find a fragment of bone broken off and separated from the remainder. The difference is that the break takes place at the insertion of a tendon and is the result of a pull from that muscle. ...Read more

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What are the pins like for a broken wrist?

What are the pins like for a broken wrist?

???????????????: Often pin (metal wires) are placed across a fracture. This is usually done under some type of anesthetic. Once placed, they usually don't cause much of a problem (even to take out). The reaction around them subsides rather quickly and unless you bump them or traumatize them, you may not know they are present. Check with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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