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Will a fractured hand ever be the same again?

Will a fractured hand ever be the same again?

Yes: A fractured hand that is set properly and monitored closely should heal well after 6 weeks. More severe fractures may cause some limitations in strength and motion, depending on how they are treated and where exactly the fracture is located. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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How can you heal a fractured hand?

How can you heal a fractured hand?

Depends: There are different bones in the hand. The proper treatment depends on the location of the fracture, which bone is fractured, the displacement or angulation or rotation of the fractured bone. Treatment options include buddy taping, splinting, casting, surgery. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a fractured hand to heal?

How long will it take for a fractured hand to heal?

Six weeks on average: It depends on what bone in the hand is broken. A scaphoid fracture (the most commonly fractured bone in the carpus (wrist)) generally takes 10-12 weeks to heal, but a garden variety fracture of a metacarpal (the big bones in the palm of the hand) or of a phalanx (the little bones in the fingers) should heal in about six weeks. The healing could be slower in a smoker or a diabetic. ...Read more

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What should I do if my fractured hand healed wrong?

What should I do if my fractured hand healed wrong?

Depends: It sounds as if you had a hand fracture which did not heal in a perfect position. If it's simply a cosmetic issue, and your hand is completely functional, then really nothing needs to be done unless you are concerned about the appearance. However, if your function is affected, then you may have to consider surgery in which an osteotomy (cutting the bone) is done to re-align it - no guarantees tho. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a fractured hand to heal so that I can lift weights again?

How long does it take for a fractured hand to heal so that I can lift weights again?

6 weeks: Hand fractures generally take six weeks to heal. I would avoid weight lifting until at least six weeks after your injury. Make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon for a physical exam and x-rays to make sure your bone is healed before you return to weight lifting. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of a fractured hand involve swelling?

Do symptoms of a fractured hand involve swelling?

Yes: Hand fractures are associated with pain, bruising, swelling and if displaced may exhibit rotation or other finger deformities. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a broken or fractured hand?

What are the signs and symptoms of a broken or fractured hand?

S&S fracture: Pain, swelling, instability, crepitus, rotation, shortening, scissoring of fingers, deformity, etc just to name a few. However, diagnostic imaging is essential. ...Read more

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What are signs of a hand fracture?

What are signs of a hand fracture?

Pain: There are several signs. The most obvious one is a deformity. Without a deformity, then in the setting of recent trauma you would be looking for moderate to severe pain and swelling. There is usually a limited range of motion of the affected area. Sometimes you can feel a clicking or stepoff at the area of the fracture. Some fractures can cause a rotational deformity of the finger ...Read more

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How can I get pain relief for a fractured hand?

How can I get pain relief for a fractured hand?

Treatment involves: Detailed diagnosis, splinting, casting or surgery to fix or hold the fracture. This is the best way to control pain, trat it appropriately. Within that ice, elevation, motion when permitted and nsaids or pain meds if needed. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to get help for a fractured hand?

Is it a good idea to get help for a fractured hand?

Yes: If your hand is fractured or even if you just think your hand might be fractured, i would suggest seeing an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays to make sure that your hand injury is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect healing of a fractured hand?

How does alcohol affect healing of a fractured hand?

Alcohol weakens bone: Alcohol weakens bones and interferes with fracture healing. Chronic or excessive use has this effect as seen in : how binge drinking impairs healing of broken bones http://besoci.Al/pdogcg

sent from bone feed (http://besoci.Al/gqtckx). ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a hand fracture?

How to tell if I have a hand fracture?

Multiple signs: - Swelling
- Deformity of the wrist/ hand
- Significant pain
- Inability to move your wrist
- Unable to move your fingers
- Tingling in the fingers and hand when moving wrist
- Change in color of the hand ...Read more

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What are the signs of a wrist/hand fracture?

Multiple signs: - Swelling
- Deformity of the wrist/ hand
- Significant pain
- Inability to move your wrist
- Unable to move your fingers
- Tingling in the fingers and hand when moving wrist
- Change in color of the hand ...Read more

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Fractured hand, soft tissue in forearm. Help?

Fractured hand, soft tissue in forearm. Help?

See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly order some tests, and see what's going on. ...Read more

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What can cause a hand fracture?

Almost anything...: The hands are very often injured because they are our connection to the outside world. Symptoms and signs of hand fractures include pain, deformity, point tenderness, swelling. They can be caused by direct blows to the hand, twisting injuries, and crush injuries. ...Read more

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How is a hand fracture typically treated?

How is a hand fracture typically treated?

Immobilization: Any fracture will need to be immobilized. In the case of a hand fracture, the hand would be placed in a cast for approximately 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have a common hand fracture?

What does it meant to have a common hand fracture?

Depends...: I don't know where you were given the descriptor 'common'. This is not a medical term for a particular pattern of hand fracture but likely refers to a fracture seen commonly either in the hand or in that particular fracture you sustained. ...Read more

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What tests are necessary to diagnose a hand fracture?

X-ray: X-rays are still considered the standard for diagnosing fractures of the hand. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hand fracture?

What is the definition or description of: hand fracture?

Fracture: A fracture (break) of one of the bones in the hand. Most commonly a metacarpal or phalangeal fracture. ...Read more

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How to treat a spiral hand fracture?

Splint and boddy : Tapping of the two finger together, surgery may be needed if you can not control rotation. ...Read more

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What is more pain: a hand fracture or a dislocation?

What is more pain: a hand fracture or a dislocation?

Varies: Both can be quite painful depending on the patients pain threshold, type of dislocation and severity of fracture. Prompt treatment is required and preferred to restore normal alignment and protective spilinting to a fracture or dislocation. ...Read more

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How can I work my triceps and biceps at home with a fractured hand?

How can I work my triceps and biceps at home with a fractured hand?

Using forearms...: If you have access to machines with forearm pads so you don't have to grip a handle, then you can do bi-/tricep work. ...Read more

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How long before a hand fracture heals?

How long before a hand fracture heals?

Rather quickly...: Compared to other bones. Hand fractures are often healed in 3-4 weeks. At that point they will often not appear to be healed on xrays but these lag behind the actual healing. Because stiffness in the hand is much more common than poor fracture healing, immobilization of hand fractures needs to be for as short a time as possible. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve a hand fracture?

Hand fracture: Initial management includes continuous elevation above heart level of the injured hand, as well as continuous ice. Immobilization with a splint is helpful. Correct treatment requires correct diagnosis, so have an x-ray and see a hand specialist. ...Read more

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How is a hand fracture typically diagnosed?

X-Rays: The most commonly used diagnostic tool for broken bones is an x-ray. ...Read more

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What could I do to help my hand fracture heal?

What could I do to help my hand fracture heal?

Help heal fracture: Protect your hand from further trauma. Live a healthy life style and eat a healthy diet. Excercise moderately with using the injured hand. Do not smoke. Take a multi-vitamin and mineral daily (can ones made from food). ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of a hand fracture?

See a hand doctor: There are surgeons that deal just with hand problems. Look one up at www.Assh.Org and do what he/she recommends. ...Read more

Hand Fracture (Definition)

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