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How can you tell fracture in hand?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: Xray

No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor.

In brief: Xray

No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Quite agree, though beware some fractures are of course difficult to see even on x-ray i.e some scaphoid fractures, other carpal fractures, growth fractures in children so-called Salter-Harris etc..
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: X-Ray

The only true way is with an x-ray, although some fractures may not be readily apparent right after the injury.
Otherwise, point tenderness over a single spot, deformity of the bone, a shortened finger, a finger starts to cross over other fingers as you make a fist, or swelling. Sometimes a tuning fork can be applied to a different part of the same bone with pain indicating a fracture.

In brief: X-Ray

The only true way is with an x-ray, although some fractures may not be readily apparent right after the injury.
Otherwise, point tenderness over a single spot, deformity of the bone, a shortened finger, a finger starts to cross over other fingers as you make a fist, or swelling. Sometimes a tuning fork can be applied to a different part of the same bone with pain indicating a fracture.
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