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Fell this morning while running. Mild pain in wrist/thumb area. Can move fingers and wrist freely. Little swelling. Do i need an x-ray?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: A good idea

Many minor wrist sprains can lead 2 a fracture of the navicular. Many times it will b more evident on an orthopedic exam, then x-rays may or not b done.
True early images of occult navicular fractures r not positive, but if an orthopedic surgeon feels strongly about the findings a cast 4 +/- 2 wks.And then new images with the cast off will show the fx.Due 2 bone absorption in the perifracture erea.

In brief: A good idea

Many minor wrist sprains can lead 2 a fracture of the navicular. Many times it will b more evident on an orthopedic exam, then x-rays may or not b done.
True early images of occult navicular fractures r not positive, but if an orthopedic surgeon feels strongly about the findings a cast 4 +/- 2 wks.And then new images with the cast off will show the fx.Due 2 bone absorption in the perifracture erea.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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Dr. Milton Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Doesn't sound like

You need x-ray1 ice packs, ; if in 24 more hours pain ; swelling worse, see pcp.

In brief: Doesn't sound like

You need x-ray1 ice packs, ; if in 24 more hours pain ; swelling worse, see pcp.
Dr. Milton Mintz
Dr. Milton Mintz
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