Sure is. Fractures in the hand can be subtle. Generally 3 views of the hand are needed to accurately assess the presence or absence of a fracture. Some fractures that are not displaced might only become apparent on xray after 7-10 days. Features of hand fractures include swelling, deformity, and point tenderness. If a question exists, see a hand surgeon.
Definitely. There are quite a few subtle fractures of the hand that can be easily missed on the first round of X Rays. it is only when X Rays are repeated in a few weeks then the signs of a healing fracture are seen. A fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist is pretty well known for being missed initially. If there is clinical suspicion, a CT scan can be organised to confirm or rule out a fracture.
Dislocated finger 4 days ago pain down hand to wrist pt is 60y could fracture been missed on X-ray if so how long before follow up?
Whether it is a . Fracture, a fracture dislocation or a dislocation proper evaluation and follow up is essential. Call someone today and get seen soon. Don't decide when to follow up let the specialist who views your records and xray report let you know when they want to see you and go then. By calling today you give them the best opportunity to help you. Read more...