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What can cause a hand fracture?

Almost anything... The hands are very often injured because they are our connection to the outside world. Symptoms and signs of hand fractures include pain, deformity, point tenderness, swelling. They can be caused by direct blows to the hand, twisting injuries, and crush injuries.
Physics. Any force to the hand that can generate enough energy can cause a hand fracture. A finger twisted in a dog leash or jammed while tucking in sheets can be fractured. A hand bumped into the corner of a table or smashed during an auto accident can also be fractured.

How is a hand fracture typically treated?

Immobilization. Any fracture will need to be immobilized. In the case of a hand fracture, the hand would be placed in a cast for approximately 4-6 weeks.
Splints, occ surgery. The location and character of the fracture makes a big difference on how hand fractures are treated. Treatment ranges from protected rom, to splints or casts, or even surgery.

What does it meant to have a common hand fracture?

Depends... I don't know where you were given the descriptor 'common'. This is not a medical term for a particular pattern of hand fracture but likely refers to a fracture seen commonly either in the hand or in that particular fracture you sustained.

What tests are necessary to diagnose a hand fracture?

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

What is the definition or description of: hand fracture?

Fracture. A fracture (break) of one of the bones in the hand. Most commonly a metacarpal or phalangeal fracture.
Hand Fracture. A fracture and a break are the same thing. Any crack in the bone is a fracture. It can range from a tiny crack you can barely see to a bone which is in many pieces.

How to treat a spiral hand fracture?

Splint and boddy. Tapping of the two finger together, surgery may be needed if you can not control rotation.
Depends. Nondisplaced fractures are protected to prevent displacement by splinting and protected motion to prevent stiffness. Displaced fractures are generally treated by surgery with pinning or plating with early motion to prevent stiffness.

What is more pain: a hand fracture or a dislocation?

Varies. Both can be quite painful depending on the patients pain threshold, type of dislocation and severity of fracture. Prompt treatment is required and preferred to restore normal alignment and protective spilinting to a fracture or dislocation.

How to tell if I have a hand fracture?

Pain and deformity. Patient how fracture of the hand usually have pain, swelling and deformity in the finger and x-ray will show the fracture.
Bruises, pain, swell. Persistent pain with localized pain and tenderness always accompany hand fractures. Bruising is usually present and if the fracture is displaced meaning the pieces of bone are out of alignment, it will have a deformity that shows up in the fingers as a finger that is out of its normal position. The best way to diagnose a fracture is with an x-ray. Some fractures may require other studies.
Multiple signs. - Swelling - Deformity of the wrist/ hand - Significant pain - Inability to move your wrist - Unable to move your fingers - Tingling in the fingers and hand when moving wrist - Change in color of the hand.