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14 Mar 2007

tendon swelling in thumb area
Injured my hand three weeks ago, Was told had a hair line fracture on second metacarpol, but still got swelling around thumb area. How long does swelling normally take? If persists going to a specialist with out a doubt.

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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Fracture
Swelling can stay long depending on what and how bad it was injured. To have a cracked metacarpal you probably had severe bruising too. The only thing I am worried about is maybe secondary infection in the hand - let your GP just follow up and refer you if needed?
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