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Will you be able to move a broken finger?

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.

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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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What can I do if my broken finger healed, but it still looks twisted what should I do?

What can I do if my broken finger healed, but it still looks twisted what should I do?

Stiff fingers: Can appear to be "off: or twisted as the fingers that flex last to the palm are blocked by the others, but if the finger is truly twisted, the source can be in the shaft of a bone, at the joint level or can jsut look that way form a slight bit of residual swelling. Best to speak to the treating provider to assess if there is a true rotation and more important if it needs treatment.

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Can a person still bulk up with a broken finger?

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...

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My son slammed locker door on finger. How can I tell if it's just a sprain, jammed, or broken finger? He says hurts to move it.

My son slammed locker door on finger. How can I tell if it's just a sprain, jammed, or broken finger? He says hurts to move it.

Xray: The most accurate way is performance of radiography or xray of finger. Sprains and soft tissue injury in general are shorter in duration of symptoms. Deformity, point tenderness, discoloration, interruption in movement are signs of fracture. Any or all of signs and symptoms may not be present and vary in degree.

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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

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.

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Can I still play football with a broken finger?

POssibly, it depend: Upon the type, location and severity of the injury. But don't do what one division 2 player did a few years ago, he chose amputation to get back into the game sooner rather than surgery for a fracture http://usatoday30.Usatoday. Com/sports/college/football/2008-10-13-wikre-pinky_n.Htm.

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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.

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.

See a hand surgeon: It really depends on what type of fracture you had and of what bone. Once that is evaluated, it may be possible for you to improve your range of motion with the help of a hand therapist.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What does a broken finger look like?

What does a broken finger look like?

That varies: Depending on the location and type of fracture.

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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.

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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.

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What would a broken finger feel like?

Broken finger: Pain! But a mild fracture can be only mild pain that one might think of only as "a sprain".

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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?

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What are the causes of a broken finger?

Trauma: The most common cause of a broken finger is trauma or an accident. Typically, a finger will not spontaneously break. However, it is rare to have a cyst in the bone which can predispose a finger to breaking. Over 99% of the time, an accident will be responsible for a break.

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When will a broken finger typically heal?

When will a broken finger typically heal?

6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Finger fractures, although may sound unimportant, can lead to deformity and pain if not properly evaluated and treated. Be sure to see your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results.

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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.

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