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Old 12-23-2006, 05:50 AM   #1
Nick Bayma
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Got checked into the boards last night at a hockey game. My hand bent palm/fist toward the bottom of my forearm. I don't think any bones are broken, but there is swelling between the thumb and index finger on the outer 1/3 of the palm. I can grasp anything very well, and it's tender to the touch. Hurts especially bad when I squeeze the joint between my hand and middle. Any one familiar with this type of injury, treatment, and recovery?
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Old 12-23-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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Hi Nick, there is a little bone in your hand that can be broken with excessive wrist extension or flexion called the scaphoid. Here is a link that has some info on scaphoid fractures ...

family/work friendly http://www.arthroscopy.com/sp04013.htm

May be worth getting an X-ray to see what is happening in there. From first hand experience, wrists can take a long time to heal if no correctly diagnosed/treated early.

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Matt
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Old 12-24-2006, 12:00 PM   #3
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Thanks Matt, but I'm not sure it's the scaphoid. As of today, I still maintain full ROM of my wrist, thumb, and fingers. My palm is now black and blue, and the most pain results from pushing my middle finger laterally, as if I was forcing myself to do the "vulcan handshake" or whatever making the "v" with your hands is called in Star Trek. I'll be going to get an X-ray sometime this week, after Christmas goes by.

Thanks all, any other ideas would be helpful!

Nick
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:36 PM   #4
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3rd metacarpal is busted. Off to the orthopedic guy tomorrow to see when I can get back to some full time crossfitting and hockey.
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