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A 17-year-old female asked:

I bent my 1 finger back playing volley and it swelled up and turned purple, now the purple ness is gone and it's been swollen for 6 days/ it's crooked?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possibly broken: If someone has a finger that looks crooked 1 week after trauma it is very likely broken. If by chance it isn't broken, it is likely there is a torn ligament or a dislocation involved. I would recommend that that person go to the doctor and they most likely will need an xray to see what is going on.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Broken?: Could be broken. Did you get an x-ray when this happened? If not, go for an x-ray.
Last updated Nov 7, 2016

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