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What are the distinguishing qualities of a broken finger?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Broken finger: Pain worse with movement and pressure, swelling, bruising, distortion of the anatomy, loss of function and possible traumatic splitting open of the skin.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Pain, pain, pain: Then deformity, instability, swelling, clicking, scissoromg of fingers with grip, impaired function, liss of grip strength, ruptured tendons, loss of joint motion and many more problems with nonunion or malunion.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Fractured finger : Pain swelling deformity stiffness. Much depends upon whether the fracture is non displaced vs displaced extrasrticuksr vs intrarticular anguksted or rotated Simple small avulsion fractures are often be able to be treated without significant immobilization. But a displaced rotated fracture more likely needs surgery

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