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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

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

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Finger Fracture (Definition)

A finger fracture is a fracture of a bone of a finger, which is most often caused by trauma, such as a fall, or hitting one's hand accidentally with a hammer. A fractured finger will be painful, and may ...Read more


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What are some of the signs of a broken finger?

What are some of the signs of 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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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 do you do for a broken finger?

What do you do for a broken finger?

See hand surgeon: Many finger fractures are successfully treated with splints or casts. Some are more complicated and best treated with surgery. It is best to see a hand surgeon early to ensure correct diagnosis and optimal treatment plan. ...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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How can I fix my broken finger?

How can I fix my broken finger?

Xray and MD.: Proper diagnosis and treatment (splint, tape, or possible surgery) may be necessary for best long-term outcome. Self-diagnosis and non-treatment often leads to permanent loss of function and later arthritis problems in the damaged digit. The person who treats themself has a fool for a patient. ...Read more

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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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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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Broken finger heal time. How long does it normally take?

Broken finger heal time. How long does it normally take?

Varies: A non displaced fracture in a child may tame a few weeks. A displaced fracture may take longer. A significant fractr in an adult may take many months. Fingers often feel stiff and sore for a long time after they heal. ...Read more

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