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What tests are necessary to diagnose a hand fracture?

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Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: X-ray

X-rays are still considered the standard for diagnosing fractures of the hand.

In brief: X-ray

X-rays are still considered the standard for diagnosing fractures of the hand.
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
3 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
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Dr. Afraz Adam
Urgent Care

In brief: X Rays

X Rays are still the first choice of imaging however there are many elusive areas in the hand and wrist that do not show up easily on X Rays.
A CT Scan may be needed to look at these bones if X Rays do not show any fracture yet suspicion remains that there could be a fracture due to symptoms

In brief: X Rays

X Rays are still the first choice of imaging however there are many elusive areas in the hand and wrist that do not show up easily on X Rays.
A CT Scan may be needed to look at these bones if X Rays do not show any fracture yet suspicion remains that there could be a fracture due to symptoms
Dr. Afraz Adam
Dr. Afraz Adam
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