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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.

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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I got a small fracture on my index finger in my growth plate I am almost 15 when will I be good to go?

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.

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Fracture of right humerus nov 2013. Last month developed small hard knots/bumps 1" below 3 middle fingers causing pain swelling difficulty bending?

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.