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How does my doctor find out if I have fractured my thumb or not?
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Examination & X-rays
Your physician will exam the finger injured as well as the other fingers, hand and wrist to correlate your complaints of pain with areas found to be tender to palpation, swollen, bruised, and with limited motion or abnormal bony motion away from the joint.
Based upon your history nd exam findings, appropriate x-rays will be requested to determine whether or not you have a fracture.

In brief: Examination & X-rays
Your physician will exam the finger injured as well as the other fingers, hand and wrist to correlate your complaints of pain with areas found to be tender to palpation, swollen, bruised, and with limited motion or abnormal bony motion away from the joint.
Based upon your history nd exam findings, appropriate x-rays will be requested to determine whether or not you have a fracture.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Xray
Xray.

In brief: Xray
Xray.
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Dr. G Jason Hunt
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