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Which bone is easiest to break in your hand?

Which bone is easiest to break in your hand?

Depends?: None are particularly "easy" to break. Probably the most common bone in the hand that we see broken on a regular basis is the end of the last hand bone (5th metacarpal). This is a "boxer's fracture" an is usually due to punching something harder than the bone! Usually out of anger! then the distal ends of the fingers because they get caught in doors and such. Some wrist bones too! ...Read more

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


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Can you please describe the easiest bone in your arm and hand to break?

Can you please describe the easiest bone in your arm and hand to break?

Fracture in the hand: Arm and forearm and elbow patternsof injury differ by age and mechanism significantly.

A better question may be what is the most common bone injured in the hand in an elderly adult who falls on an outstretched hand. Or what is the most common bone way a bone is fractured in a child age 6-10 who falls on their elbow. I can go on! ...Read more

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When a person falls, sticks out her hand and breaks her wrist, which bone (or bones) actually break?

When a person falls, sticks out her hand and breaks her wrist, which bone (or bones) actually break?

Distal radius: You typically break the end of your radius (the bone between your elbow and your thumb) in one of two patterns called colle's and smith's fractures. These depend on whether you fall forward or backward. This is the most common fracture of the upper extremity. The picture shows the classic "dinner fork deformity" typical of colle's fracture. ...Read more

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Can you break one of the carpal bones in your hand and not have a lot of pain?

Can you break one of the carpal bones in your hand and not have a lot of pain?

Usually is painful: In most case a fracture of the carpal bone is painful. In certain cases it may be pain associated with activity. But in most cases a fracture is painful. Pain is experienced differently by different people so what one considers a "lot of pain" may vary. ...Read more

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How long should the swelling of my hand take to go down. I broke my thumb bone at the bottom they said it was a clean break on the 25 of this month.?

How long should the swelling of my hand take to go down. I broke my thumb bone at the bottom they said it was a clean break on the 25 of this month.?

72 + hours: General inflammation usually peaks at 72+ hours and then slowly resolves. A broken thumb is significant, and it would not be at all unusual for the swelling to be noticeable for 2 weeks. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I do extreme rollerblading and I fell one time on open palm both hands and now I'm unable to do push up without feeling pain. It's more my alnal bone that hurts. For example as if I'm curling weights its a sharp pain like it's going to break. This happen

I do extreme rollerblading and I fell one time on open palm both hands and now I'm unable to do push up without feeling pain. It's more my alnal bone that hurts. For example as if I'm curling weights its a sharp pain like it's going to break. This happen

Shin splints: Or the equivalent thereof, all bones have a membrane covering them that can be torn/broken from injury even in the absence of a fracture. It can be exquisitely painful and needs rest of the area to recover (not a cast). Stop doing the curls, consider having an orthopedist exam your hands/wrist to guide you further. ...Read more

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Can you break any other vessels are bone in the finger if continue to use that hand?

Can you break any other vessels are bone in the finger if continue to use that hand?

Not certain: I am not clear as to your question. You can use you hand depending on the type of changes you have in your fingers and the vessels. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Hi I have a break in my hand metacarpal bone I have a cast on and last week my cousin kicked a hard oneils ball of it now my hand is painful?

Hi I have a break in my hand metacarpal bone I have a cast on and last week my cousin kicked a hard oneils ball of it now my hand is painful?

Be checked: If you have a known fracture, had another injury, and now the hand is hurting more, I would have it checked. The cast needs to be checked to make sure it is still well fitting, and an X-ray should be considered to make sure the fracture is still in good alignment. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can fix my broken thumb? 15 years ago I jammed my thumb straight on and dislocated the first joint down from thumbnail. I finally got X-ray done the other day. My dr. Said he saw a break in the bone and referred me to hand speciali

Is there a surgery that can fix my broken thumb? 15 years ago I jammed my thumb straight on and dislocated the first joint down from thumbnail. I finally got X-ray done the other day. My dr. Said he saw a break in the bone and referred me to hand speciali

If: If the injury is 15 years old and the joint is destroyed and is painful such that the pain is an issue affecting your use of the thumb then the hand surgeon may discuss arthrodesis or fusion of the joint with you. There are other factors such as your usable motion right now, the adjacent joints and what is going on with them in terms of motion and or pain as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure vs your stated dysfunction with the thumb. ...Read more

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I broke my pinky metacarpal bone. What is the easiest and cheapest thing I can do to fix this?

I broke my pinky metacarpal bone. What is the easiest and cheapest thing I can do to fix this?

See your doctor: Tell your doctor your situation and then follow his instructios to the letter. Many patients will remove their splint/cast for reasons that don't always make any sense but this can compromise the result of treatment. Not to treat make cost you more to fix latter. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sprained wrist and a displaced wrist? There is no break in the bone itself but it is no longer in place.

What is the difference between a sprained wrist and a displaced wrist? There is no break in the bone itself but it is no longer in place.

Displaced: The wrist is made up of 8 "carpal" bones that articulate with the radius and ulna of the forearm and the 5 metacarpals of the palm. So there is no "wrist bone" per se. A sprained anything is simply inflammation and swelling. A displaced bone is one that is out of alignment with itself or at the joint. So a displaced wrist means 1 or more bones is out of alignment to another. ...Read more

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When you break your scaphoid bone, can you still move your thumb?

When you break your scaphoid bone, can you still move your thumb?

Yes: It may hurt if you move and part of the treatment is a thumb spica cast which immobilizes the thumb to assist in scaphoid healing. ...Read more

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My bone on the right side of my right wrist is sticking out more than normal. No breaks seen on the picture. What could this be?

My bone on the right side of my right wrist is sticking out more than normal. No breaks seen on the picture. What could this be?

Does it hurt?: If this has not changed in size or has tenderness, I doubt this is a problem. An XR would rule out anything unusual. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not feel pain when you break a bone. Broke my wrist and wasn't sure?

Is it possible to not feel pain when you break a bone. Broke my wrist and wasn't sure?

Let me explain: Tolerance for pain is different from person to person, some people scream from minor scratch, some break a bone (minor break) and continue to work. ...Read more

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I have multiple breaks both wrist, colar bone 2x and my clavicle is it normal to be in constant pain what do u recomend?

Need to see a Doc.: You may have osteoporosis with continued pathologic fractures or other issues that are causing easier breaks. If you have had this workup and you are just unfortunate to have multiple breaks from trauma and no pathology, there are any number of pain treatments, from acupuncture to long term medication management that can help. See a pain physician for physical exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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I fell on my wrist. Got x-rays and there was no sign of a break. It hurts to put pressure and lift heavy things. I can move a bone on the ulna side.

I fell on my wrist. Got x-rays and there was no sign of a break. It hurts to put pressure and lift heavy things. I can move a bone on the ulna side.

Go back to doctor: Return to the doctor and have the wrist crates again. When the area is swollen a feature can be missed. So st least go back for re check ...Read more