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Broken Finger Cast Or Splint
Fractures in fingers: May need additional wrsit support to fully immobilize that fracture. The tendons that move the finger originate in the forearm, above the wrist toward the elbow. Wrist motion can cause tendon motion and in turn finger motion. Much depends on the type, location, pattern, stability, direction of the fracture. It may seem like too much but there is often a good reason. ...Read more
I have a broken finger and bone chip. Will I have to wear a hard cast after the operation to remove the bone chip?
You: May or may not. It'll depend on the procedure your doctor will do. ...Read more
How do I make my previous broken finger straight? I had a splint but it didn't do the job. Also, my finger still hurts a little. Its been 5 months.
Broken finger 2 weeks in splint no pain but now feeling pressure pain in 15-30 sec. Cycles of tightness & relief. Splint is tightening or norm healing?
Splinting or casting: In the proper position is the single most important ting to treat a hand fracture. Finger and hand joints get stiff quiclky if poorly positioned. The immobilzation must offer a secure afe position that allows healing to ccur without prolonging recovery. Typically this is for a nondisplaced or displaced fracture that can be held stable. For unfixable or unstalbe fractures internal fixaiton is adde. ...Read more
Broken finger 2+ months ago. Ring finger at the tip. Splinted for 3 weeks. Still hurts to bend all the way or pinch with it. Should it still hurt? Why
Joknt: It does take some time to heal of course. However, an x-ray should demonstrate whether or not the fracture is healing, healed, or involves the joint. If its not healed or involves the joint it could still be painful. ...Read more
Hi my daughter has a splint on her arm due to a broken finger, her hand is swollen, I just wanted to know if that was normal or not.?
Not necessarily: It depend what fracture you have and were the fracture located, some require hand cast some are not. ...Read more
I have a broken 4th metacarpal. Is there any risks in using an ulnar gutter splint over a plaster cast so I can still use my other fingers?
Not if it maintains-: The reduction if done or if no displacement. Also as long as Ur ortho watches it closely the first couple-3 wks. Also if alignment is good with no rotation at all & is a stable Fx. Also it on U not 2 abuse Ur hand & splint, treat it with care. The image shows unstable Fx' that need pins or pins & screws/plates ...Read more
Broken finger: Depends on the severity of the break, which finger, and where the break is. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
If I have an acute fracture in my finger and a broken trapezoid bone would I have a cast of splint?
Is a splint better then a cast for a 5th Metacalful boxers fracture my hole hand 4 fingers and arm in half cast and want to use index and middle finga?
Varies: If you have a distal 5th metacarpal fracture, then some variant of a "clam digger" splint or cast is applied. This involves immobilizing the 4th and 5th finger, and flexing them down an bout 70-99 degrees. There is no benefit or need to immobilize the thumb, index, or middle finger. ...Read more
Depends on break: Very much depends on the details. At its most basic all fractures need to have the pieces in the right place (so-called reduction, if they are out of place) and then held in place (so-called fixation) reduction can mean anything from leaving the fracture as is to closed manipulation to open surgery. As to fixation this can be anything from a splint to cast to plating, pins and screws. ...Read more
Yes, multiple ways: Depending on the timing to present to a doctor, most fractures can be set by manipulation within 7-10 days. If longer than that time, or if inadequately reducible (set), surgery may be required to move interfering soft tissue and secure by casting, pinning, screws and possibly plates. The less severe or the more rigidly fixed, can be "moved" earlier, which may avoid stiffness later after healing. ...Read more
Repair it: Reduction of a fracture with stabilization are the essentials of treatment. Whether this required open or closed treatment and for how long is a decision that should be left to an expert who examines you on a regular basis. ...Read more
Proper immobilizatio: N, gentle elvation, ice, anti-inflammatory medicati that one ca take safely regularly, all go a long ay to decrease pain form a painful finger. Care to make sure that circulation and nerve function ar not compromised and if there as an open wound that was treated woth the fracturem that infection is not occurring. ...Read more
Pain -Discoloration: Pain and bruising, particularly when lasting for more than a week. Deformity after an injury should always be evaluated by a health professional. An xray is usually needed to evaluate for smaller fractures in the small finger joints. ...Read more
Can't really tell: You can't really tell for sure without an x-ray. Some sprains can be so painful that it mimics a fracture. However, if you have a fracture and it is not fixed properly, it can lead to permanent dysfunction of the joint or nerve injury (e.g. Pain). ...Read more