Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fractured Hand Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have a hand fracture and any of the following:

If you are placed in a cast or splint, notify your doctor for:
  • Blue skin color
  • Worsening pain under the cast
  • Loss of feeling in the fingers
  • Loss of skin color in the fingers
  • Loss of finger circulation
  • Worsening finger pain

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fractured Hand References
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