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I broke my finger and need to type for work. What can I do?

I broke my finger and need to type for work. What can I do?

It depends...: The location and character of the fracture makes a big difference on how hand fractures are treated. Treatment ranges from protected rom, to splints or casts, or even surgery. You need the fracture to be assessed by a qualified medical professional -. ...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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Does finger fracture lead to difficulty typing?

Does finger fracture lead to difficulty typing?

Absolutely!: Once the fracture has healed and depending on the locaiton of the fracture and whether the joint and or the tendons were involved, one can have difficulty ty[lkadkfa; ;'n'dfalkfnd' a. ...Read more

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I broke my finger at work. What should I do?

I broke my finger at work. What should I do?

Broken finger: You should report this to your work supervisor and get medical attention by the work doctor or your own physician who will treat you for your broken finger. Follow instructions from your doctor carefully. ...Read more

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I broke my finger 3 years ago. It works perfectly ok, but it is slightly wider at the first bend. Like 2 millimetres wither that the other finger?

Normal scar: A finger with normal function but slightly wider at an associated joint is normal in the sense that there is residual scar tissue from the injury. Either it is on the soft tissue or the bone itself is enlarged. At two years out the thickens will probably not resolve. ...Read more

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I broke my finger. How do I treat it?

Finger fractures: bones take 6-8 weeks to fully heal but how long you need to be casted or splinted depons a lot upon the type of fracture, the location, the quality of the fracture and many factors. For example a simple non displaced fracture not in a joint may need just three weeks of protection followed by progressive motion even if it its not fully healed yet. ...Read more

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I am pretty sure i broke my finger. What should I do?

I am pretty sure i broke my finger. What should I do?

X rays: Only definitive evidence regarding extent of fracture would be an x-ray. Then follow up with a hand surgeon for treatment, either open or closed reduction and stabilization. ...Read more

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What is a good means of determining if i broke my finger?

What is a good means of determining if i broke my finger?

X-ray: While pain and swelling are signs of possible fracture of the finger(broken bone) only an x-ray can make an exact diagnosis of a broken finger. ...Read more

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