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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
|kzvin - Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:21 pm||
i punched a wall out of frustration and my knuckle quickly became bruised, i read off another website that if i pressde directly onto my knuckles, if they went into a spongy layer then it was broken however, when practicing this theory, my knuckle did not go down... is it broken or deeply bruised?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:50 pm||
Determining the presence of a fracture vs. a deep bruise can be difficult. If the pain is getting better over the course of 1-2 days a fracture is less likely. If the pain worsens or continues, especially if there is tenderness when pressing along a small area, there may be a fracture.
These are far from definite rules, however. If you are concerned about a fracture I suggest that you be evaluated by your doctor. If there is still concern, x-rays can be done to look for fractures.
Hope this helps some.
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