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I dropped a hammer on my foot and its swollen and bruised. How to tell it's broken?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: X-ray
The best way to tell if a bone is broken is to get an x-ray.
All of those other things you learned, eg if you can move it then it is not broken, are not reliable.

In brief: X-ray
The best way to tell if a bone is broken is to get an x-ray.
All of those other things you learned, eg if you can move it then it is not broken, are not reliable.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Radiographs
Anytime you have an injury and you suspect that you may have broken a bone, the best way is to have a specialist perform a thorough examination and a series of x-rays.
They are inexpensive and an extremely valuable tool.

In brief: Radiographs
Anytime you have an injury and you suspect that you may have broken a bone, the best way is to have a specialist perform a thorough examination and a series of x-rays.
They are inexpensive and an extremely valuable tool.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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