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A 46-year-old member asked:

will a finger with a hairline fracture be swollen and numb for long?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Your hands, feet, and face have a lot of sensory nerves and sensory representation on the brain. Any injury to these areas will be more noticeable for a longer period of time than injuries to other areas.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
No: Should heal in a few weeks. Most fractures even with slight displacement heal in 6 -8 weeks. Non displaced, hairline-not bad should heal faster.

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