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Best way to treat a minor fractured finger?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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How to tell if you have a fractured finger?

How to tell if you have a fractured finger?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a fractured finger?

What are the symptoms of a fractured finger?

Pain: Pain, particularly with motion; swelling, and possibly a deformity. Don't hesitate to be seen if you think you fractures a finger. ...Read more

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I have a fractured finger and need help please?

I have a fractured finger and need help please?

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! ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a fractured finger?

How long does it take to heal a fractured finger?

4-6 weeks: It takes the fracture 4-6 weeks to heal and it may take several more weeks for the swelling and stiffness to subside. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How much time would it take to rehabilitate a fractured finger?

How much time would it take to rehabilitate a fractured finger?

6-10 weeks.: Assuming it is a simple fracture, they usually take 6 -10 weeks to get all your motion and function back. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a fractured finger to show symptoms days later?

Is it possible for a fractured finger to show symptoms days later?

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. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are some symptoms of a fractured finger?

Need expert help here. What are some symptoms of a fractured finger?

Pain and: Fractures (broken bones) often are associated with swelling, pain, and bruising. If the fracture is out of place or mal-aligned a deformity can sometimes be seen. Please get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon to get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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How long should you wait with a broken/fractured finger before you go to the doctor?

Finger fracture: If the finger doesnt 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. ...Read more

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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?

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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. ...Read more

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Hello is it possible to see a blood vessel on an x ray or have I got a fractured finger?

Hello is it possible to see a blood vessel on an x ray or have I got a fractured finger?

The only way 2-: -visualize a blood vessel is 2 have an angiogram. In the finger it's not indicated, & the X-rays will only show dislocation or fracture. Either of these will cause swelling, discoloration and pain. B sure U have Cn an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hi, my daughter fractured her.finger at the base. er doc advised its minor. its now buddy strapped & swelling is down. is it necessary to see surgeon?

Hi, my daughter fractured her.finger at the base. er doc advised its minor. its now buddy strapped & swelling is down. is it necessary to see surgeon?

See Hand Surgeon.: The ED doctor may very well be right, but it’s always good to follow-up the ED visit with a visit to a Hand Surgeon, just to be complete. ...Read more