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#1466001 - 06/30/10 09:49 PM An almost broken hand
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Registered: 09/30/07
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Loc: Oregon, USA


Well here's my latest goofball event -

Driving home from Nebraska, my son and I stopped in Wyoming to pick up some firecrackers.

A few days later, I touch off a few strings of them at once to scare him (he's 19). It worked, and he's chasing me through house - I come around the corner and slammm! into the doorframe w/the back of my hand.

Check out the freaky looking picture of my hand. I thought it was so broken.

Unbelieveably, I had two gigs that weekend, and I was able to play them both - now it's a week later and my hand is totally fine. Whew!

By the way - it never bruised at all. Anybody have any idea what kind of injury that looks like? (Besides birthing an alien life form from the back of your hand)
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#1466008 - 06/30/10 09:55 PM Re: An almost broken hand [Re: David Sprunger]
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#1466010 - 06/30/10 09:56 PM Re: An almost broken hand [Re: David Sprunger]
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Hi David,

That looks nasty! I would have it checked just to be sure. I had something called deep vein thrombosis in my right arm. Swelled up to twice it's normal size. I was in ICU for 4 days because of that.

That bump may be blood that has travelled to that area. But I'm no doc so ... better safe than sorry. smile
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#1466015 - 06/30/10 10:02 PM Re: An almost broken hand [Re: eweiss]
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Originally Posted By: eweiss
.....That bump may be blood that has travelled to that area....

Yes -- not so much 'traveled' as leaked. That would be a hematoma.

Probably it's either that, or a more general "inflammatory response." Either of these would be a harmless swelling that will go down by itself.
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#1466642 - 07/01/10 07:24 PM Re: An almost broken hand [Re: David Sprunger]
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Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 128
Originally Posted By: David Sprunger


Well here's my latest goofball event -

Driving home from Nebraska, my son and I stopped in Wyoming to pick up some firecrackers.

A few days later, I touch off a few strings of them at once to scare him (he's 19). It worked, and he's chasing me through house - I come around the corner and slammm! into the doorframe w/the back of my hand.

Check out the freaky looking picture of my hand. I thought it was so broken.

Unbelieveably, I had two gigs that weekend, and I was able to play them both - now it's a week later and my hand is totally fine. Whew!

By the way - it never bruised at all. Anybody have any idea what kind of injury that looks like? (Besides birthing an alien life form from the back of your hand)


I believe a handhugger has latched onto your hand and laid eggs through your skin. An alien shall hatch out of yo hand any second now.... grin




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#1466682 - 07/01/10 09:03 PM Re: An almost broken hand [Re: chopinizmyhomeboy]
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Registered: 01/05/09
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Ah ... that looks like a post-traumatic ganglion cyst.

Check it out:

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ganglion_cyst/page12_em.htm

Hematomas are rare in the carpal/metacarpal region.
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#1477377 - 07/19/10 08:30 PM Re: An almost broken hand [Re: chihuahua]
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Registered: 09/30/07
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Loc: Oregon, USA
Yikes - thanks (I think) smile for posting the link to the ganglion cyst. My hand is about 80% better and the Physical Therapist said it will just take time. Ahhh.... I hate to wait!
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#1477460 - 07/19/10 10:31 PM Re: An almost broken hand [Re: David Sprunger]
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Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 1306
I hope you get well soon - there's nothing worse than having to stay away from the piano because of a hand injury.

Well, there MIGHT be worse things, I suppose. I haven't found them, yet.

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#1477462 - 07/19/10 10:35 PM Re: An almost broken hand [Re: Mattardo]
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good luck. thanks for sharing.. that is kind of neat in a way. maybe some ice would help. If it doesn't i'd do the doctor trip thing.
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#1477467 - 07/19/10 10:37 PM Re: An almost broken hand [Re: chihuahua]
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: chihuahua
Ah ... that looks like a post-traumatic ganglion cyst.

Check it out:

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ganglion_cyst/page12_em.htm

Hematomas are rare in the carpal/metacarpal region.


omgosh.. the pictures in the lower left of that link are just chilling.. ick.
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#1485305 - 07/31/10 03:51 PM Re: An almost broken hand [Re: apple*]
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Registered: 07/09/09
Posts: 543
Loc: Pennsylvania
Hi David, I've got the exact same thing on the back of my right hand. I didn't think too much of it, until I realized it's been about a month now, and the little bump is still there. I can play without feeling any pain, but when I shake hands with someone and they press on it, it's painful. Also, when I twist something, I feel the pain. Has yours gone away by itself? I'm thinking about paying the doc a visit.
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