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What are the tests for hand bone fracture?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Exam and X-ray
Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently.
Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho.

In brief: Exam and X-ray
Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently.
Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Xray
Pretty much the only test available.

In brief: Xray
Pretty much the only test available.
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Dr. Mark Rekant
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