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Bruise on the knuckles and pain in the wrist after an injury. Chances of fracture?

got in a fight, self defense on my part. caught his head with my 3rd and 4th knuckles and i can see the bruise on the palm of my hand . I dont think i broke any bones because id be in way more pain however it is very sore to the touch, it hurts closer to my wrist and i have probably 85% full range of motion. Thoughts?
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello ndeleo,

Thanks for posting your query

You had injury over your 3rd & 4th knuckles And over palm while fighting .

It is tender to touch And there is no full range of motion .

It might be soft tissue injury or a fracture.

You need an x-ray to rule out any fracture And treatment plan acc. to that.

So you have to visit an orthopaedic surgeon for exam of hand.

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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Sudhir's  Response

Symptoms can be sometimes deceiving, so I would suggest to get a clinical evaluation done.And if need a xray can be done.It's not always fear of bone injury, but the main concern is ligament and tendon injury.

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