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Best Way To Treat A Minor Fractured Finger
It depends: A fractured finger needs to be evaluated by a doctor with experience with these kinds of injuries. Some seemingly innocent finger fractures can have long-lasting negative results. If it is truly minor, a simple finger splint may be appropriate or even just buddy taping the finger to an uninjured neighbor.
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Plan to x-ray: If there is no obvious deformity/ severe bleeding then start with rest, ice, compression, & elevation. You may splint the area, and take an otc antiinflammatory/ pain reliever if you don't have any contraindicated medical conditions. You should plan to have an x-ray in the next few days to make sure there are no fractures that will heal incorrectly. If there is obvious deformity = urgent care.See 1 more doctor answer
Xray and specialist: Make sure to get an xray and find out which bone is fractured. Also see a hand or orthopedic specialist to see if it needs a splint or surgery. Hopefully it is a minor fracture and will heal with time. Its important to get it treated because finger fracture even if they heal can become very stiff. Therapy may be needed. Good luck!
Possible: This depends on the severity of injury. A minor injury in which you sustain a fracture which is not initially displaced can further displace and worsen if you use it.
Finger fracture: If the finger doesn't bend and straighten like normally, if the bone is not straight or appears twisted, get to an orthopaedic hand surgeon within a week if possible.
What to do if I broke my pinky and had a cast for 2weeks and just got it off its all stiff and how long would it take to rehabilitate a fractured finger?
Good day. How long does it take for a fractured finger to heal? Is it necessary and important for me to go see a doctor again and maybe to take x-ray's again?
Time is on your side: Without knowing the details of the fracture, it is impossible to determine the healing time. An uncomplicated fracture could heal in as little as six weeks but some could take much longer. Follow up visits and x-rays are, in part, protect you from potential complications of the injury.
I have a fractured finger and my doctor used the method of taping it with the finger next to it with tape, can that cut the circulation of blood to it?
Probably not: The doctor performing the procedure should not have made the wrapping so tight as to cause impairment of circulation.See 3 more doctor answers
When should a doctor put you in a cast for a fractured finger much pain, in splint when moving it in splint hurts
Casting: Casting for an isolate tiger is unusual unless tendon ruoture accompanies the injury.See 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I need help with a cracked or fractured ring finger how do I diagnose it and treat it myself?
Don't treat yourself: The ring finger is very important with respect to grip strength of your hand. Orthopaedic surgeons spend years training in order to diagnose and treat these injuries properly. Do yourself a favor and see an orthopaedic surgeon or go to an er or urgent care center to have an xray and receive proper treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
I fractured my wrist and it wasn't treated now there is still swelling and pain, my knuckle on my little finger has distorted and move. Pain constant?
Need and exam: You have a serious condition that needs diagnosis and treatment that requires a visit to a physician and possible x-rays. Don't delay.See 1 more doctor answer
I got a small fracture on my index finger in my growth plate I am almost 15 when will I be good to go?
4 to 6 weeks: Depending on complexity of the fracture, most will heal adequately within 6 weeks. Buddy taping with early rom allows for quicker functional recovery.
Fracture of right humerus nov 2013. Last month developed small hard knots/bumps 1" below 3 middle fingers causing pain swelling difficulty bending?
Unrelated need eval: The bump on the? Palm side of hand is likely dupiytrena contracture which is a growth of scar on the tendons that bend fingers. As it worsens needs treatment. Now there is an injection that may bypass surgery. See a hand surgeon to confirm. Not related to fractures shoulder in any case.
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