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Fracture of the hand

Also known as Broken Hand and Hand Fracture

Fracture of the hand is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with fracture of the hand, 71% report having hand or finger pain, 67% report having wrist pain, and 39% report having hand or finger swelling. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of fracture of the hand are hand or finger pain, wrist pain, hand or finger swelling, wrist swelling, and wrist stiffness or tightness, although you may still have fracture of the hand without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with fracture of the hand often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, orthopedic casting, traction; splints; and other wound care, physical therapy exercises, other non-or therapeutic procedures on musculoskeletal system and occupational therapy assessment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with fracture of the hand include carteolol, disopyramide, glipizide / metformin and magnesium amino acid chelate .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for fracture of the hand include sex == male, age 5-14 years and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get fracture of the hand.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
2.0x
15-29 years
1.9x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
1.5x
Female
0.6x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
0.7x
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