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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
|nika - Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:01 pm||
I broke my thumb 2 years ago and I went to the hospital they put a splint on it and told me to make an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon. I never made the appointment I just let it heal and never thought much about it until now.In the very place where I broke it it is swollen and theres a throbbing pain and I can feel a bone poking out. In the other hand i feel no bone in the same spot.I want to know will they rebreak my finger and set it back right or is there nothing that can be done.
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:10 pm||
To best find out how this thumb is to be managed, it will be important to have an x ray done will orthopedic follow up.
A lot depends on the xray.
There may be a non union fracture where the bone has not healed from the initial injury or a new fracture ...or no fracture. Angulation and displacement if any will be assessed - again this will determine what is to be done.
Let us know how it turns out.
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