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Hand Fracture in Children

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is a hand fracture?

A hand fracture is a break in a bone in your child's hand.

What are the signs and symptoms of a hand fracture?

How is a hand fracture diagnosed and treated?

Your child's healthcare provider will examine his or her hand and wrist, and ask about the injury. An x-ray may be used to find a fracture or other problem. Treatment may include any of the following:

How can I help manage my child's symptoms?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my child's doctor?

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