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Broken Hand (cont.)

Broken Hand Diagnosis

Most injuries of the hand will require an X-ray. The history of how the hand was injured will help the doctor determine the most likely fracture. For example, if the hand was injured by punching, the most likely fracture is that of the 5th metacarpal.

The doctor will examine your fingers, hand, and wrist to determine the areas that are most painful and to evaluate if any damage has occurred to the blood vessels or nerves or tendons in the hand.

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