Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hand Fracture Evaluation

Evaluation of a hand fracture begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with a hand fracture may include:

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:

For more information:

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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 Hand Fracture References
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