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How can you help heel a jammed or broken finger?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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How should I bandage my sprained foot and my broken finger?

How should I bandage my sprained foot and my broken finger?

Depends: Sometimes an ankle sprain is actually a break so should be seen by doctor, broken finger should definitely be seen by doctor to make sure heals correctly. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can a broken finger heal?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can you stop the pain for a broken finger?

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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What are some of the symptoms of broken finger?

What are some of the symptoms of broken finger?

Pain -Discoloration: Pain and bruising, particularly when lasting for more than a week. Deformity after an injury should always be evaluated by a health professional. An xray is usually needed to evaluate for smaller fractures in the small finger joints. ...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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I know broken finger has consequences. What are they?

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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Sprained or broken finger. How can I tell?

Sprained or broken finger. How can I tell?

Can't really tell: You can't really tell for sure without an x-ray. Some sprains can be so painful that it mimics a fracture. However, if you have a fracture and it is not fixed properly, it can lead to permanent dysfunction of the joint or nerve injury (e.g. Pain). ...Read more

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How to reset a broken finger bone?

How to reset a broken finger bone?

Seek hand surgeon: For a broken finger you really want to see a hand specialist to avoid any possible injury to the bones, joints or there structures from the fracture. ...Read more

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Can you play rugby with a broken finger?

Can you play rugby with a broken finger?

Any finger fracture: May be stable enough or in a location that playing a sport is permitted but much depends upon the individual, what their role is, and the fracture. For example a minor finger tip fracture in and adult in a gloved sport such as hockey or lax vs a second row who can't grip and the whole scrum collapses. I guess the question is can you unzlershanrii play rugby with a broken finger...Depends. ...Read more

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Can a broken finger cause balance problems?

Not directly: The broken finger itself wouldn't cause imbalance, but sometimes the treatment can. A big, bulky splint or cast can alter the way patients carry the arm, which can throw them off balance. I actually see this in my practice quite often.! ...Read more

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What will a doctor do to help a broken finger heal?

Depends: Non-displaced fractures can be immobilized with a splint or cast. Displaced fractures may need to be reduced or surgically fixed. Sometimes we use plates and screws, other times pins are used. Fractures involving the joint usually require fixation. ...Read more

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