Fractured Hand Evaluation
Evaluation of a hand fracture begins with a history and physical examination.
Physical findings in someone with a hand fracture may include:
- Hand bruise
- Hand swelling
- Deformed hand
- Impaired circulation to the fingers
- Inability to move the hand or fingers normally
- Point tenderness over the hand bones
- Weakness or numbness
Tests are required to make the diagnosis of a hand fracture.
Tests that may be used to evaluate hand fracture include:
Less commonly performed imaging tests include:
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