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Broken thumb ?

(11 Posts)
user1493584179 Thu 06-Jul-17 20:46:05

My 16 year old has trapped her thumb in the door , right on her bone. She is complaining of it hurting badly , and of numbness and stiffness . I'm not sure if its worth the long wait in A@E, but don't want to leave it . Thanks .

MrsOverTheRoad Fri 07-Jul-17 15:09:14

Can she move it? It doesn't look swollen.

user1493584179 Sat 08-Jul-17 11:18:20

No she can't , and when she does she is in extreme agony and can feel it grinding and clicking . It has gotten more swollen today .

user1493584179 Sat 08-Jul-17 11:19:49

That's in compression to her normal hand to her bad hand .

summertimeandtheweatherisfine Sat 08-Jul-17 11:58:58

Have you got a minor injuries near you?

user1493584179 Sat 08-Jul-17 12:15:23

No we don't , we have a A@E near but not sure if it's worth the wait . Since this she hasn't been eating much either , maybe because of shock.

HeyRoly Sat 08-Jul-17 12:17:34

It happened last night and you're still mulling over A&E? Just go! Saturday daytime will be less of a wait than Friday night.

summertimeandtheweatherisfine Sat 08-Jul-17 12:21:37

You know her best, trust your gut. If she is in heaps of pain & cant move it, don't worry about going.

user1493584179 Sat 08-Jul-17 12:26:39

Okay thanks for the advice .

summertimeandtheweatherisfine Sat 08-Jul-17 16:11:22

How did she get on?

jacketej Sat 08-Jul-17 16:12:51

My SS did this looked exactly the same and he fractured the bone between his thumb and hand.
No sport for 10 weeks, needed physio and had a pot. Looks the same to me!

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