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Broken Hand (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care for a Broken Hand

Because the hands are so important, see a doctor for any injury to the hand unless it is very minor. The hands are central to being able to function, and a person should be certain that no permanent damage has been done.

Contact a doctor, who will often refer the injured person to the emergency department, an orthopedist, or a hand specialist for diagnosis and treatment.

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