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Will hand of teen grow if thumb fractured.?

Will hand of teen grow if thumb fractured.?

Probably...: The only thumb fracture that might affect growth of the thumb (but not the rest of the hand) would be one through the growth plate of one of the bones of the thumb with its destruction. This might cause a growth disturbance. ...Read more

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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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There's pain in lower joint of my thumb (the part connecting it to the hand. Could this be a fracture?

There's pain in lower joint of my thumb (the part connecting it to the hand. Could this be a fracture?

It could be.: If you had an injury to the thumb recently, it certainly can be a fracture. If there was no injury, then it may be arthritis of that joint. ...Read more

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I have pain in my hand covering my index finger and thumb. Can't move either one without sever pain. Did I fracture my hand?

I have pain in my hand covering my index finger and thumb. Can't move either one without sever pain. Did I fracture my hand?

Hand pain: Hi MrlinaliniQ, If you have severe pain where you can barely move your fingers, you need to see a doctor, I would visit the Emergency Department. Your doctor will most likely want to take x-rays of your hand to determine whether a fracture has occurred. ...Read more

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I have pain on top of my right hand between my thumb and index finger. Could there be a broken bone in there? That is what it feels like.

I have pain on top of my right hand between my thumb and index finger. Could there be a broken bone in there? That is what it feels like.

Arthritis: Unless you have fallen or had some significant traums to your hand it would be extremely unlikely that you have a broken bone. The joint at the base of the thumb in that area is the second most common site for arthritis. It affects women about six times as frequently as men -- and no it is not because they work harder -- but due to hormonal effects on the ligament causing them to be looser. ...Read more

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I fell on my hand today and now it hurts to bend my thumb, its bruising and hurts when i'm not using it. Could it be fractured? I also seem to be having shooting pain to my index finger if i try bending it.

Certainly : Certainly could be. Immediate pain in an extremity after falling on it, followed by bruising shortly after are some of the hallmarks of a fracture. Should be iced for 48 hrs, seen by a medical professional asap and x-rayed. ...Read more

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Hand/wrist/thumb trauma from car accident 5 months ago. No fracture, but still cannot apply weight/force. Any way to speed healing?

Hand/wrist/thumb trauma from car accident 5 months ago. No fracture, but still cannot apply weight/force. Any way to speed healing?

5 mo old hand injury: You should immediately be seen by a Hand specialist , One can have injury to the tendons ,ligaments which can be equally painful and should be treated! ...Read more

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Question about diagnosis/misdiagnosis of scaphoid fracture. Several months ago a box fell on my hand near the base of my thumb, i was concerned that something may have been broken or fractured, but i had MRI which should bones were intact. How likely tha

Question about diagnosis/misdiagnosis of scaphoid fracture. Several months ago a box fell on my hand near the base of my thumb, i was concerned that something may have been broken or fractured, but i had MRI which should bones were intact.

How likely tha

This : This has nothing to do with training, experience or expertise. Some fractures just don't show up despite proper good standard assessment, but the percentages are small. The radiologist who read the study as negative also is trained to do so. To get an idea of the complexity of this question see the links below an MRI that is read as negative for scaphoid fracture rules out a fracture most of the time. There can be false negatives and false positives. A MRI will detect variations in the bones trabecular pattern ( inside the bone) often associated with negative x-rays. If anything inexperience in reading MRI can lead to over diagnosing a fracture by mri. Other tests include a ct scan, which is better for cortical ( outside) disruption and a bone scan which is less specific a contused or bruised joint near the base of the thumb especially if there is even a touch of mild arthritis can often take time to feel better a good way to assess persistent pain several months after injury is to be reevaluated and get new plain x-rays including scaphoid views and be assessed for things other than a scaphoid fracture that can still give wrist pain. ...Read more

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Fell onto my hand yesterday, thumb slightly swollen, aches and is tender. Restricted movement. Cant hold anything heavy.Could it be scaphoid fracture?

Fell onto my hand yesterday, thumb slightly swollen, aches and is tender. Restricted movement. Cant hold anything heavy.Could it be scaphoid fracture?

Yes or a different : Injury such as a metacarpal or pjs legal or joint injury. It can also be a bruise or another type of wrist fracture. So if pain and swelling persist appropriate evaluation and x-rays are needed. ...Read more

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