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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.
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replied November 3rd, 2004
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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
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replied November 3rd, 2004
Ok thanks a lot for the reply pattyv.

Has anyone here had a similar experience?
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replied November 20th, 2004
Re- Break- How Do Doctor Rebreak Bones?
Re- break- how do doctor rebreak bones? :d
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replied November 23rd, 2004
Yeah i'm wondering the same thing. Haven't had time to go see my doctor about it yet. Does anybody know how doctors go about re-breaking bones?
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replied February 28th, 2014
how doctors re-break a bone
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.
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replied March 1st, 2014
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The only way to do an osteoclasis in an adult, is if the bone has not yet fully healed.

Otherwise, if the bone healed wrong (malunion), the only way to correct the malunion is to surgically cut the bone and then hold the fragments with some type of fixation (plate,wires,etc).

You should speak with a hand surgeon as soon as possible.

Goodluck.
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