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how can you tell if you broke or fractured the tip of your finger

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
X-ray: Conventionally, by an x-ray.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your PCP to get: An xray after an examination. Without an xray its difficult to determine it. You will be having pain, tenderness, maybe a deformity and inability to ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Only an x-ray: Can tell, if its a small fracture and there is no obvious dislocation.You can have significant pain, swelling and limited range of motion with a sprai ... Read More
A 39-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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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Get: An xr.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Minoli
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
X-rays: X-rays will provide the necessary information to determine about finger fractures (and the type of finger fracture). While physical examination alone ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Worth an Xray: "a picture is worth a thousand words" forearm pain with finger motion could be a fracture of the forearm, but also could indicate a muscle injury re ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rockower
45 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get an xray: Xrays are really the only way to tell for sure. See your local orthopaedics surgeon.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the: fracture. But if you were only in a cast for 2 weeks probably not too serious. Typically rehab is guided and should improve rom in about 3-4 weeks
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Dr. Ty Endean
Dr. Ty Endean answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Digital nerve: You have irritation of your digital nerve of your finger. I would recommend an examination by an orthopedic surgeon to make sure that it is only a te ... Read More
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