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How can a broken finger heal?

How can a broken finger heal?

Immobilize: In an uncomplicated finger fracture, healing only requires immobilizing the fingerr (with a finger splint) for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Finger Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a break in the normal continuity of the cortex of the bone; it is described as a finger fracture when it involves the digits ...Read more


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How can you treat a broken finger?

How can you treat a broken finger?

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

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Can I have my broken finger reset?

Can I have my broken finger reset?

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

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What can be done for a broken finger?

What can be done for a broken finger?

See doc: If truely broken your doc, after x-ray, wil need splinting or surgery. Don't wait. ...Read more

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What would a broken finger look like?

What would a broken finger look like?

Painful deformity: A broken finger can look normal or it can have a deformity. In either case, there is usually significant pain with movement. Bruising is also often seen with fractures. ...Read more

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What can be done for a broken finger?

Finger: Obseve, diagnose, splint, pin, open, treat etc
depends upon how, where, when etc

are you asking because you have a simple straightforward injury and don't think its worth going to see a doctor or do you HAV a injury that can be severe and are worried? ...Read more

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What should you do with my broken finger?

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

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How can you stop the pain for a broken finger?

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

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What are some of the symptoms of broken finger?

What are some of the symptoms of broken finger?

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

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken finger?

Pain: Typically pain and swelling. Occasionally there is rotational deformity. ...Read more

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I know broken finger has consequences. What are they?

I know broken finger has consequences. What are they?

Deformity, arthritis: Most fractures heal. The question is do they heal without deformity? When they involve a joint and are offset (displaced) they can lead to altered motion and arthritis. ...Read more

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Will you be able to move a broken finger?

Pain, swelling, loss: Of motion, deviation, rotation, stiffness, throbbing, numbness, discoloration, tightness all can be symptoms of a finger fracture. If one suspects a fracture, then elevation, ice, splinting and urgent evaluation is needed as many seemingly simple fractures in the hand require a detailed understanding of what to do to optimize healing and return of function. ...Read more

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Sprained or broken finger. How can I tell?

Sprained or broken finger. How can I tell?

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

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Will stiffness in broken finger ever go away?

Yes, with time: Fractures of the fingers can result in stiffness, particularly when immobilization exceeds 3 weeks. Tendon adherence can occur or joint involvement lead to persistent stiffness or contracture. ...Read more

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Can a person still bulk up with a broken finger?

If exercise: Is permitted I assume one could still do exercise and "bulk up" I wouldn't do those infamous one finger pushups pullups or curls though... ...Read more

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Which the best way to sleep with a broken finger?

Which the best way to sleep with a broken finger?

Gentle elvation: In comfortalble position
often a pillow on the chest of by ones side is easy. Just not over the head. ...Read more

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3 weeks after broken finger, I'm getting some stiffness, please help?

3 weeks after broken finger, I'm getting some stiffness, please help?

Finger stiffness is: Common after a fracture.
Proper splint position is essential as poor positioning can increase siffness and prolong recovery. Hand therapy earlier than later often is a very worthwhile investment of time and resources even if you don't think you need it. To avoid later issues. ...Read more

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How could I tell the difference between a sprained and broken finger?

Xray: Unfortunately you can't know for sure without getting an xray done. See a doctor if you have pain after an injury. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference between a sprained or broken finger?

What can you do to tell the difference between a sprained or broken finger?

Finger Fracture: An x-ray and examination by an orthopedic physician is the best and most accurate way to determine this. He/she will be able to determine the appropriate course of treatment and return to activity guidelines. Hope this helps and best of luck! ...Read more

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Around it but I like to know how long a broken finger takes to heal in a 10 year old?

Around it but I like to know how long a broken finger takes to heal in a 10 year old?

Broken Finger: For a broken finger to heal, it only takes 2-3 weeks compared to fracture of a big bone which is 6 weeks. ...Read more