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Treating a jammed thumb

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how to you fix a jammed thumb in 1 day or as soon as possible

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replied August 31st, 2009
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A jammed thumb is treated depending on the extents of the injury. Visiting a specialist in trauma surgery might be recommended. The surgeon will perform a physical examination of the thumb and decide if there is a broken bone. An x-ray might be needed to confirm or rule out a broken bone. If a bone was broken, then a splint might be needed to fix it. If no bone is broken, the bleeding in the damaged tissue might produce a bruise which might disappear within seven days.

The damaged tissue is likely to be painful for that period. If the nail was affected, then bleeding below the nail might cause the nail to detach and be replaced with new one.

Antibiotics recommended by a doctor might be needed if the damaged tissue is infected.

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