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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: Broken knuckle?

 Benjo - Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:25 pm

The other night i punched a phone box as hard as i could.
My knuckle has now disapered and i am unable to close that finger to a fist.
can you tell me what the problem is and any possible solutions

thank you!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:00 pm

User avatar Hello,
The only way to know the extent of the damage is to have an x-ray. Hand injuries should get attention to preserve function as best as possible. See your doctor.

Next time, try punching something soft, but unbreakable - and not a person!

Good luck,

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