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Virginia thumb fracture lawyers

Legal representation after an accident resulting in a thumb fracture

Your thumb is a remarkably agile and versatile mechanism. It allows you to grasp, lift, and manipulate objects in various ways. An injured thumb severely limits your daily activities.

If your thumb is badly harmed in an automobile crash or other type of accident, it’s important to see your doctor as soon as possible. She’ll make sure you get the right diagnosis and treatment.

When your thumb is fractured, you won’t be able to use it for a while. Treatment for a fractured thumb generally involves immobilizing it with a splint or cast. And surgery may be required to ensure proper healing.

You may have to take time off from work as you recover from a fractured thumb and face significant medical bills.

If someone’s careless behavior caused your injuries, then they should have to pay for it. If you were harmed by a speeding, intoxicated, or careless driver, your Virginia orthopedic injury attorney will file a claim to help you get the resources you need for a full recovery.

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How is a fractured thumb diagnosed?

Your thumb is made up of two bones called phalanges. The lower phalange in your thumb is connected to a bone called the first metacarpal. Bones are attached to each other by fibrous connective tissues called ligaments.

If you’re feeling pain and swelling in your thumb, it may be due to a bone fracture or a strained or torn ligament. Your doctor will use imaging technology such as X-rays and MRIs to determine the nature of your injury.

Symptoms of a fractured thumb include:

  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Inability to move it
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • A deformed look

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What’s the treatment for a fractured thumb?

It’s essential to seek treatment right away. Waiting too long could lead to complications. Broken bones need to line up precisely before a splint or cast can be used.

Depending on the type and complexity of the break, an orthopedist may recommend surgery to prevent loss of function.

Medical care for a fractured thumb may include the following types of treatment:

  • Six weeks or more of immobilization with cast or splint
  • Surgery involving wires, screws, and pins
  • Rest
  • Physical therapy

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What causes a broken thumb?

A fractured thumb is usually caused by trauma that results from a direct blow to the hand or when you are bracing yourself for a fall.

These types of accidents and collisions may result in a fractured thumb:

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Were you harmed by somebody’s careless behavior in Virginia?

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we help our neighbors get the resources they need an accident. We consider our work to be a calling, and we understand what you’re going through after a senseless accident because we’ve been there ourselves.

Call (804) 413-6777 to learn more today. At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we never stop fighting for our clients.

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