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best way to treat a minor fractured finger

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: A fractured finger needs to be evaluated by a doctor with experience with these kinds of injuries. Some seemingly innocent finger fractures can have l ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
X-ray: Unless you had a mangled finger, the only real way to determine if your finger is fractured is by evaluation and x-ray.
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Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Plan to x-ray : If there is no obvious deformity/ severe bleeding then start with rest, ice, compression, & elevation. You may splint the area, and take an otc antiin ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
26 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain and swelling: Typically, one will have pain, swelling, loss of motion and bruising. In more severe fractures, you can see rotational or angular malalignment. Best ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Exam, xray: Exam looks at motion, alignment. Swelling, stiffness, sensation, lack of feeling normal and persistant pain even after the time when a simple contusio ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Pain, particularly with motion; swelling, and possibly a deformity. Don't hesitate to be seen if you think you fractures a finger.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Get: An xr.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Balaram
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray and specialist: Make sure to get an xray and find out which bone is fractured. Also see a hand or orthopedic specialist to see if it needs a splint or surgery. Hope ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
4-6 weeks: It takes the fracture 4-6 weeks to heal and it may take several more weeks for the swelling and stiffness to subside. See a board certified orthopaed ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-10 weeks.: Assuming it is a simple fracture, they usually take 6 -10 weeks to get all your motion and function back.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: This depends on the severity of injury. A minor injury in which you sustain a fracture which is not initially displaced can further displace and worse ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
PAIN!: Usually there is pain, swelling, bruising. Sometimes the finger is at an abnormal angle. There can be numbness in the fingertip from swelling.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Brzezinski
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Inflammation can occur after recovery at any time and can cause stiffness.
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