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How long can a fractured pinky finger knuckle/joint take to heal?

How long can a fractured pinky finger knuckle/joint take to heal?

Many months: The crack in the bone itself heals in 6 weeks, but the swelling, stiffness and pain can last for many months. That's because it involves a delicate joint and because we can't help but use our fingers throughout the day and that keeps it aggravated. If your symptoms are still beyond what you'd expect, consider getting checked for a torn tendon. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 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. ...Read more

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Help heal metacarpal fracture to left middle finger knuckle. Xray says small fracture and dr says nothing to do. Just wait. 1 month still really hurts?

Help heal metacarpal fracture to left middle finger knuckle. Xray says small fracture and dr says nothing to do. Just wait. 1 month still really hurts?

See a physician: You may want to get another opinion. At your age i would expect the fracture pain to improve significantly after 2 - 3 weeks. Therefore, there may be something else going on, or the fracture may be more severe than thought, or it may not be healing. Sometimes, if range of motion (therapy) is not instituted in a timely fashion, pain can also result from that. ...Read more

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Hurt dipj/phalanx of index finger playing bball. 5 weeks & still swollen, pain. Dr thinks fracture & says let heal. Concerned with no pinch strength & intense pressure in joint when tip pressed. Help.

Hurt dipj/phalanx of index finger playing bball. 5 weeks & still swollen, pain. Dr thinks fracture & says let heal. Concerned with no pinch strength & intense pressure in joint when tip pressed. Help.

??: "he thinks fracture" would be better if he knew one way or another ?Did they do xrays that being said it takes quite a while fro fractures to heal and even nonbroken fingers can hurt for a good long time smokers heal slower and so do people with low vitd levels discuss all of theis with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more