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How Can You Help Heel A Jammed Or Broken Finger
Get X-ray and see 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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