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Injured thumb. Injected and plastered. Paining. Advice?

hi doc while i was playing cricket with hard ball i was under catch but ball straight hit on my left hand thumb so same time i feel pain i went hospital make x-ray doctor said u have fracture in ur thumb joint so we need to make little operation so went for operation but in operation room there was 4 doctors the saw my hand said no need to mae operation so he inject injection in thumb for pain nd puulled my thumb nd put plaster for 3 weeks 2 weeks gone i dont feel pain but noe i m n third week so pain starting now advise what to do?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Surgery for bone fracture is usually called as ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation) either by a screw or plate.
But the indication for ORIF is rare for Thumb fracture. Sometime it may take 6 wks for the bone to unite. If they have not applied POP cast they may apply now. or POP cast has to be removed blood supply has to be evaluated (color change of thumb) and POP cast has to be reapplied. Rest and elevation of hand are useful to relieve pain. if necessary tabs. Consult your dr and get advise. nothing to worry.
Best wishes
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Prasad Akole's  Response
Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at Healthcaremagic!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

Take simple pain killers like OTC paracetamol upto 1 gram 4 times a day.
Watch if there is any swelling, tightening within the plaster, discoloration of the thumb, loss of sensation at the tip.
If any of these is there, please see your ortho doctor immediately. Sometimes swelling inside the plaster can cause these and pain.

I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily. I would be glad to answer any further queries. Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at
Good Luck!
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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