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what to do for possible broken finger accompanied by numbness

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Splint: Depending on the fracture it should be splinted to adjacent finger ( buddy tape) or aluminum splint. It takes 3 weeks to heal small bones.
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Repair it: Reduction of a fracture with stabilization are the essentials of treatment. Whether this required open or closed treatment and for how long is a decis ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
If exercise: Is permitted i assume one could still do exercise and "bulk up" i wouldn't do those infamous one finger pushups pullups or curls though...
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Finger fracture: You may need nsaid's for pain. If pain is severe you may require a narcotic pain medication.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Gentle elvation : In comfortalble position often a pillow on the chest of by ones side is easy. Just not over the head.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Immobilization: Immobilizing the finger will not only make it feel better, you can use it more effectively. You will certainly have to adapt temporarily with a new w ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Certain finger and hand (metacarpal) fractures are stable enough for sport, as long as the injury is adequately protected (brace, splint or buddy tapi ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Be patient and: Don't reinjure it.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Sollender
31 years experience Hand Surgery
They get fixed!: Surgery for torn tendons and fractured bones repairs the damages. You will probably get immobilized and need physical therapy once cleared by your su ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
27 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Joknt: It does take some time to heal of course. However, an x-ray should demonstrate whether or not the fracture is healing, healed, or involves the joint. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
26 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: It all depends on the type of break and to some extent the position you play. For example, a qb probably can't throw with a broken finger. But, a li ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
No call Waiting.: You need to call your surgeon and explain the circumstances regarding the possibility of msra exposure. He will then make the call on how your antibio ... Read More

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