Broken Hand

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What was the cause of your broken hand? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Someone ??, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 01

A dog attacked and in one bite snapped the bone in half on the third finger and tore my back. I just got out of hospital, and 3 days later I was back in! I had surgery but now I can't move my thumb at all the docs are a bit lost as to why. It's been 4 weeks and there is still swelling. I am worried! They classed me with de Quervain's tenosynovitis but it's not! I need my hand working otherwise I got to quit my job.

Comment from: Cmom, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 04

A few months ago it was my husband who broke his hand punching a wall in anger. This morning I was teaching my daughter to box and she packs a good punch; being her pad man may have broken my hand. Possible fractured metacarpal but only an x-ray will tell for sure. I need to get it checked tomorrow. Right now it's strapped up and being ignored. She's 10! She's not supposed to be able to break me! Just had to match, didn't I!

Comment from: Sean, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: September 04

A 1 ton roller crushed my hand whilst being taken out of a lathe at work. Third metacarpal was broken and my knuckle has altered, and now I have a lump in my palm.

Comment from: Octoberabbit38, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 29

I thought I was superman, decided to punch a steel gate when I was drunk! I did not go to the hospital even though my right hand was broken in different areas. Now it has been 3 weeks and I still can’t use my wrist or fingers correctly. If the bones heal incorrectly I wonder if the emergency room will have to break them to set the bones.

Comment from: Bcook , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 07

I was tugging on a rope and my fist hit the wall on the pinky side. It has continued to hurt with popping sound, and now feels like it needs to pop on the top side of my wrist and back of my hand.

Comment from: Totally Worth It, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

I punched my cheating husband and broke my hand.

Comment from: Sissy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 06

I was washing the windows while on the porch. The wind blew me backwards and I fell off of the porch onto the ground. As I went down my ring finger on my left hand got caught on a tall metal basket of flowers and pulled it down on me. I had a spiral break in my hand above my ring finger.

Comment from: young60, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 11

I tried a hover-board, fell fast and hard, and the right hand took a lot of the impact. Nothing else hurt, but these things are a really flawed design. They make skateboarding look safe. People old, young, athletes etc., are wiping out hard on these in huge numbers and since they are powered the fall is accelerated. Wear wrist protection, etc., use a spotter, or better yet just say no.

Comment from: Jo, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

I was hit in the palm of my hand with a paintball. It instantly bruised. I thought it was just a bad bruise but today (the day after being hit) I am experiencing a lot of pain as well as loss of range of motion. I am going to see my doctor to determine if it is broken.

Comment from: ygwebb, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 27

I went to walk my 4 month old German shepherd and he swung around and the leash tangled in it and then I fell on my hand and broke it. I am a 75 years old female who had knee surgery 1 year ago and I am diabetic. My dog is very hyper.

Comment from: Gracie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 30

A fall was the cause of my broken hand.

Comment from: Hulk hand, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 19

Don’t punch the floor, it doesn't move, ha ha. And that’s how I have a broken hand now.

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Comment from: Rhodish, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 23

I punched someone in the nose and broke my hand.

Comment from: Carol, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 20

I broke my hand a month ago in the carpal region and I feel it hasn't healed. It's in terrible pain and burning and I don't know what to do about it.

Comment from: Janamz, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 13

I broke my left wrist in July 2012. I had surgery and titanium inserted (which I'd like to have taken out). It didn't heal properly so it had to be re-broken and fixed.

Comment from: Bev, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 28

I broke my right hand and my left wrist after falling and trying to catch myself. I landed on my chin. Ouch. I have both arms in pink plaster casts!

Comment from: Jo1957, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 06

My hand collided with my dogs head as I put my arm out to stop her jumping onto a chair. She's fine, but my hand broke. What makes it really embarrassing is that my dog is a pug!

Comment from: C.J., 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 10

My feet got twisted in a cord. Down i went, face first. Broke my nose and left hand. Don't wait for tomorrow to remove the cord that you really knew all along was not safe for you.

Comment from: Alissa, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: April 23

I was carrying a box when suddenly, it dropped. I stumbled backwards and fell. On the way down, I hit my hand on a table.

Comment from: renee238, Published: March 12

My little brother slammed the car door on my right hand (my writing hand and I am a volleyball player). Several bones in my hand were crushed. I’m having surgery today to repair my hand.

Comment from: Rick LeBlanc, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 04

I was cycling along river road and my front tire slipped into what looked like a minor crack in the asphalt only about an inch or two wide but six inches deep. The bike came to an abrupt stop and my momentum carried me over the handle bars and I landed on my hands and face. I had a chipped tooth, busted lip, bruised muscles near sternum, and my 5th metacarpal broken at the wrist. The orthopedist performed outpatient surgery and I have two pins in my hand protruding from the right side to stabilize the bones while it heals. I was on a 30 mile ride but only made it to 13.96 mile before the crash. :(

Comment from: clutzyme, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

I slipped down three steps landing on my hand and I have what the doctor called a boxer's fracture. My hand is quite swollen and discolored. It was put in a hard splint and wrapped with an ace bandage, and I have naproxen.

Comment from: BradReed, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 31

My husband punched a brick wall.

Comment from: Mimi, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

Accidental fall on a sidewalk!

Comment from: luciola, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: April 10

I ran into a doorknob.

Published: March 27

I broke my hand falling off of my toilet.

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Comment from: IrvingWashington, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: March 19

I broke my hand when I punched in my bedroom wall, after finding out my ex-girlfriend was going out with her housemate (who I hate).

Comment from: bigHITter81, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: March 12

I broke my hand during football practice.

Comment from: Chip Greens, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 25

I was hitting a golf ball out of deep grass.

Comment from: fernando, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: December 05

I broke my hand when I fell on a piece of glass and it went through my hand. Now I need surgery.

Comment from: clatham, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 17

Broke my right hand when I fell down 2 steps in my garage and landed on my hand to break my fall.

Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 20

I broke my hand when I pulled apart fighting dogs.

Comment from: Tabbitha, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 13

I broke my hand when I slammed it in a door at work.

Comment from: Duff, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 30

I broke my finger when the pull cord on my generator jammed as I was pulling upward.

Published: August 23

Like any person I could only take so much. After some infuriating 'conversations', I punched as hard as humanly possible a solid brick pillar cemented into the ground. This chipped a piece of brick off and consequently my bone too. Pillar: one, hand: zip. I completely snapped one bone in the wrist in half and another bone bowed up, I think a meta carpal, lucky it wasn't compound fracture, and my knuckle has a fracture running down the finger bone.

Comment from: Female (Patient) Published: August 23

I tried to take a photo while riding my bike at 18 mph and crashed. That's about stupid as texting while driving. Also bruised my chin, legs, and will probably lose a tooth.

Comment from: crasito, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: August 15

I broke my hand when I crashed my dirt bike. The accident happened in 1990 and the bone is still broken.

Comment from: cerealkiller1124, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 01

Stupidity and poor control of my temper caused my broken hand. I decided to punch an upright, deep freezer.

Comment from: susie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 22

I was at work and I was cleaning under a meat slicer and the whole thing fell straight down on top of my right hand and wrist, breaking my hand.

Comment from: 13-18 Male Published: June 21

I broke my hand when I tried to catch a fastball.

Comment from: ian Clarke, 35-44 Male Published: June 16

I fell off a motorcycle and the clutch lever snapped over my left little finger causing a small fracture to the distal phalange and left it slightly dislocated. The hand specialist seems to think the best course of action would be to fuse the two bones together therefore losing the ability to move it. I did the injury about 3 weeks ago now so other options are no longer available.

Comment from: sunflower, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 14

I broke my hand when I fell off the sidewalk.

Published: May 02

I broke my hand when I punched a solid wall.

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

I hit a 55MPH softball at the batting cage with an aluminum bat. My hand hurts so bad right now that I can't breathe!

Published: March 10

My hand was broken when it got slammed into a car door.

Comment from: Sillyarb, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

While at a friend's with a balcony, we got somewhat adventurous and climbed onto scaffolding that was just outside. On my return jump to the balcony, my feet met wet wood and slid out from under me. I landed on my behind and my right hand... A metacarpal broke in two places, but the bottle I was holding with my left survived.

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