How to treat a fractured thumb?

Thumb fractures. Can involve the articular surface, a tendon attachment, or be assocaited with an unappreciated loss of motion, typical treatment may involve splint or thumb spica cast even when it seems late. Of course there are surgical options too but a ot dpends upon specifics i, the presence of shortening or malroation or loss of abduction and what pattern the X-ray reveals all factor in.

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I have a lot of pain on my left thumb and it hurts to move. It's not broken or fractured. Also my left palm is really itchy. How can should I treat it?

Consider. And evaluation by your medical doctor/rehab doctor/neurologist for an emg/ncs (test to look at your nerves in your hand). Wouldn't be surprised if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Changing diapers is dangerous... Make your husband do it. He is suppose to protect you, or you can tell him its' doctors orders. Read more...

My daughter has a buckle thumb fracture, how is that usually treated?

Finger fracture. Your daughter has a fracture (broken bone) in the thumb. It needs to be splinted and immobilized so that the bones are aligned properly. No gym or sports until cleared by orthopedics. She should see an orthopedist who will monitor the healing. Typical splint time is 4 weeks. Read more...

How do I treat a dip joint fracture that's not been treated before but has already started to round off? My entire thumb is painful. Thanks.

Fracture. This sounds like you have had an x-ray of the affected limb. If this fracture is in the joint then i would recommend surgery. Otherwise there is a high likelihood that you will get degenerative joint disease. If the fracture is not in the joint then immobilization of the finger for up to 8 weeks should help with healing. Icing the area and taking an NSAID will also help. See your hand specialist. Read more...
Thumb dip fractures. Can involve the articualr surface, a tendon attachment, or be assocaited with an unappreciated loss of motion, typical treatment may involve splint or thumb spica cast even when it seems late. Of course there are srgical options too but a ot dpends upon specifics inyour cases and one can't adress answer the myriad possibilities. Read more...
Joint fracture. "rounding off" suggests that you may very well be beyond the initial healing phase. Having said that, not all non-unions need to be treated surgically i.E depends on the specifics. For example, a small mallet fracture albeit intra-articular can be treated with pain control modalities. Best to see a hand surgeon and discuss all options ps there is no dip joint in the thumb, only and ip. Good luck. Read more...

How long do broken sprained fractured thumb take to heal?

Broken thumb. Thumb fracture usually takes about 6-8 weeks to heal. A thumb sprain can take twice as long, depending on the ligament that has been sprained. Read more...

Could a fractured growth plate from four years ago still be causing problems in my thumb?

Yes. It is possible that a growth plate injury could effect your thumb years later. There can be shortening, deformity, stiffness, and sometimes even pain. if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see you hand or orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation and x-rays. Read more...

If a thumb had a fractured growth plate 4 years ago could it still be causing problems now? Can it be fixed?

Maybe. growth plate fractures can be problematic. Best to see ortho hand specialist. In addition to X-ray, might want to see mri or bone scan of area. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr. R. Read more...
Yes. Sometimes after a traumatic injury a person can develop arthritis Consult your doctor or orthopedic surgeon. Read more...

My thumb swells up from taking notes in class or barely bumping then hurts to where I can't move it fractured growth plate 4 years ago is that why?

Possible. If that was the same side as the injury, it could absolutely have something to do with your current symptoms. Since it is causing problems, see a hand surgeon for a consultation. There may be some physical or occupational therapy that could help, but you want to make sure there's nothing wrong that requires an operation as well. Hope this helps! Read more...

My thumb swells up and turns black and blue from barely hitting it or even taking notes in class fractured growth plate and tore tissue 8th gr. Now sr

Get it checked... Glomus tumor can because discoloration and sensitivity. It's usually very cold sensitive. Typically occur beneath the nail. X-rays can be helpful, but sometimes an MRI is necessary. Read more...