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fractured index finger treatment

A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
25 years experience Family Medicine
Radius pain: I did this twice two summers in a row at age 11 & 12. Yes, all fractures hurt forever intermittently, especially when weather gets cold. No big ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
You will need: Probably either surgery or splinting, if skin is broken by bone it's an emergency
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a specialist.: See an orthopedic hand specialist, who can determine if the fracture can be treated non-surgically vs surgically.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Fracture???: I would see a Dr. (preferably an orthopedic specialist) to have the finger checked and an x-ray taken of the finger.
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It : It is not possible to tell if your finger is fractured / broken with this information. I recommend that you see a doctor and have it x-rayed.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Common: If there is associated swelling blood flow can be altered. As long as you have good sensation and skin blanches and returns to normal color, probably ... Read More
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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: If not displaced or intraarticular generally heal well with limited imobilization
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: It sounds like you had a sufficient mechanism of injury to cause a fracture. If you are having severe pain, I would definitely be seen for an exam an ... Read More
A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
4 to 6 weeks: Depending on complexity of the fracture, most will heal adequately within 6 weeks. Buddy taping with early rom allows for quicker functional recovery ... Read More
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Hand surgeon: Hi. We, out here in internet-land can't answer that question. Only an orthopedic hand surgeon can. That's an important finger. Get an expert opinion.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Possibly: See your doctor for an exam, possible X ray and likely a finger splint. Good luck

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