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Can you have a fracture, that was not seen on x-ray?

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Dr. Eon Shin
Surgery - Hand Surgery
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Certain fractures around the elbow, wrist, and hand can be missed on high quality x-rays.
If you have persistent pain following an injury, it is important to consult your physician and to see if additional diagnostic studies (e.g. Repeat x-rays, cat scans, or MRI scans) might be helpful.

In brief: Yes

Certain fractures around the elbow, wrist, and hand can be missed on high quality x-rays.
If you have persistent pain following an injury, it is important to consult your physician and to see if additional diagnostic studies (e.g. Repeat x-rays, cat scans, or MRI scans) might be helpful.
Dr. Eon Shin
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Several foot fractures may also not appear on plain x-ray initially.
Dr. Tim Schrader
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

This situation is very common in children.
If there is a history of trauma and pain over the bone or the growth plate then they are typically treated with a cast or splint for three weeks.

In brief: Yes

This situation is very common in children.
If there is a history of trauma and pain over the bone or the growth plate then they are typically treated with a cast or splint for three weeks.
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