Hi, I recently sprained/fractured/broke (not sure which) my hand (or maybe just my knuckle?) it swelled up and was pretty sensitive but wasn't too bad so I didn't go see a doctor. Now that the swelling has gone down I can see that it healed wrong. The bone above my pinkie finger bends upwards, it looks pretty weird. I was wondering what could be done about this? Can a doctor re-break the bone and put it in a splint? Any info/similar experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Your best bet would be to see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery.It is possible to rebreak the bone and reset it-but you should see a specialist to get all the correct information.Good luck!Patty
i just had my 4th metacarpal re-broke by a hand surgeon and what he did was cut the angle out where the bone was bent, straighten it out and hold it in place with a metal plate and some screws. when i woke up from the surgery they gave me the max doses of morphine, Demerol, lortab, percocet, and finergin through IV before the pain was manageable not gone and then sent me home. it hurts like nothing you have ever felt.