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How can I tell if my finger is broken?

How can I tell if my finger is broken?

Xray: See your physician. An xray is the most effective way to diagnose a broken bone. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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How can I tell if my finger is broken?

How can I tell if my finger is broken?

Obtain an X-ray: If you had a recent injury and are concerned that you have a broken finger, you should see a physician and obtain x-rays of the finger. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my finger is broken or just badly sprained?

How can I tell if my finger is broken or just badly sprained?

Finger: Following injury, if swelling, pain or discomfort, with limited range of motion, need an x-ray. ...Read more

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How can I tell my finger is broken please?

How can I tell my finger is broken please?

X-rays: If you recently sustained trauma to your finger and there is any cause for concern that it might be broken, have a hand surgeon examine the finger and obtain plain film radiographs. Most broken fingers are swollen, painful to move and will have x-ray findings of a fracture.Frac. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my fingers broken without going to the hospital?

How can I tell if my fingers broken without going to the hospital?

Usually can't: Unless it's has obvious deformity or is angled to the side, you really can't tell. X-rays, combined with physical examination & a medical history - are used to accurately diagnose the injury. Take car. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my fingers broken and i need to see a doctor?

How can I tell if my fingers broken and i need to see a doctor?

You really don't : Know in the absence of marked angulation or deformity. If you have a significant injury - a physician will evaluate and x-ray would normally be used. ...Read more

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How to tell if my finger is broken?

How to tell if my finger is broken?

Pain, swelling: Decreased motion, ecchymoses ( black and blue) deformity, crepitance ( crunchy bone sounds) and finally an x-ray. ...Read more

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How to tell if my finger is broken or something?

How to tell if my finger is broken or something?

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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Can't tell if my finger is broken or jammed?

Get an x-ray: Many fractures may seem like only a "jammed finger" or sprain, but only an x-ray can tell for sure. It is better to have your finger evaluated if the pain, loss of motion, and swelling do not resolve within a few days. ...Read more