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What are the symptoms of broken hand near thumb?

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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Swelling

Swelling, pain, inability to move, sometimes numbness.
Diagnosis confirmed by x-ray

In brief: Swelling

Swelling, pain, inability to move, sometimes numbness.
Diagnosis confirmed by x-ray
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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Dr. Barry Callahan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Pain

Pain, swelling and possibly deformity if it's a displaced fracture.
There is an old belief that if you have a broken digit then you can't move it . That is incorrect. Ability to move really is usually only limited by pain when there is a fracture. My advice is if it's been hurting more than a day or two you probably need a x-ray. Hope this helps! :).

In brief: Pain

Pain, swelling and possibly deformity if it's a displaced fracture.
There is an old belief that if you have a broken digit then you can't move it . That is incorrect. Ability to move really is usually only limited by pain when there is a fracture. My advice is if it's been hurting more than a day or two you probably need a x-ray. Hope this helps! :).
Dr. Barry Callahan
Dr. Barry Callahan
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