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How is a hand fracture diagnosed?

Rachel Rohde, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Swelling, bruising, tenderness, pain, or changes in motion after an injury to the hand are suspicious for a fracture; Xrays will help your hand doctor diagnose and plan your treatment with you.

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