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what are the signs of a broken finger

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Injury signs: Signs of a broken finger are largely the signs of any injury and namely swelling, pain, redness, and warmth of the area. Depending on where and how it ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pain & deformity: This can be associated with signs if deformity, dysfunctional grip or scissorimg of the fingers with open/close, pain, weakness, audible clicking, swe ... Read More
Dr. Ajay Balaram
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain loss motion: There will be pain, swelling, decrease in finger motion and possibly a crooked deformity to the finger.

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
FINGER FRACTURE: Signs: SWELLING, BRUISING and DECREASED RANGE OF MOTION. If concern is warranted follow up and get X-rays.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Immobilize: In an uncomplicated finger fracture, healing only requires immobilizing the fingerr (with a finger splint) for 4-6 weeks.
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Boney union 8-14wks: A broken finger takes time for the bones to mend which is typically slower than other parts of the body due to the small bone size, blood supply and m ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Finger fracture: Depends on the site and severity of the fracture, and whether or not the fractured bone has penetrated the skin. Fractures can be from trivial to sev ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends on break: Very much depends on the details. At its most basic all fractures need to have the pieces in the right place (so-called reduction, if they are out of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
36 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes, multiple ways: Depending on the timing to present to a doctor, most fractures can be set by manipulation within 7-10 days. If longer than that time, or if inadequat ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
25 years experience Hand Surgery
See hand surgeon: Many finger fractures are successfully treated with splints or casts. Some are more complicated and best treated with surgery. It is best to see a han ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That varies: Depending on the location and type of fracture.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Broken finger: Pain! but a mild fracture can be only mild pain that one might think of only as "a sprain".
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Splint or Surgery: A broken finger may be splinted or the break may require surgery with pins or a plate and screws to provide the best chance for optimal healing and fu ... Read More
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