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10y old gymnast. On her left hand, the three knuckles and the area under them are purple. There is a tender spot. Is it fracture or stress fracture?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Need X-Ray Vision

Could be either or something else.
To be sure, the hand should be examined in-person and a decision made as to what to do , especially at this age. Would be important to know the exact circumstances of the injury, if any, or if it was from repetitive activities. The fact that the area is tender and purple places it in a suspicious category. next

In brief: Need X-Ray Vision

Could be either or something else.
To be sure, the hand should be examined in-person and a decision made as to what to do , especially at this age. Would be important to know the exact circumstances of the injury, if any, or if it was from repetitive activities. The fact that the area is tender and purple places it in a suspicious category. next
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Purple knuckles

the purple discoloration represent areas of trauma because of her exercises.
The discoloration is due to broken small blood vessels or capillaries

In brief: Purple knuckles

the purple discoloration represent areas of trauma because of her exercises.
The discoloration is due to broken small blood vessels or capillaries
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Needs to see doctor

and get an x-ray.
If it is negative may need a bone scan to pickup a stress fracture.

In brief: Needs to see doctor

and get an x-ray.
If it is negative may need a bone scan to pickup a stress fracture.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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