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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?

Not much: You are left to your own creativity here; it is definitely going to slow you down until it heals. Some light, small splints if you can place them may allow you to type but I am afraid nothing will restore you to your previous speed until the finger has healed and the splint no longer in the way. You might look at some speech to text software that might get you around some of the typing. ...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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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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I think i broke my finger it hurts so bad right now! i can't stand tape so please what can I do?

I think i broke my finger it hurts so bad right now! i can't stand tape so please what can I do?

Good advice: If it has been a day or two since the injury and is still swollen and painful you need to see a doctor. May need an x-ray. ...Read more

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I think i broke my finger and it is swollen and very painful?

I think i broke my finger and it is swollen and very painful?

Get an X-ray & exam : If your finger is swollen and painful following a traumatic event that you think may have broken it...See your hand surgeon for an exam and x-rays. Early treatment is essential to good outcomes. In the meantime keep it elevated, iced and in a splint for comfort until you can get evaluated. ...Read more

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I broke my finger 6 months ago, now it still feels numb. Why is that?

I broke my finger 6 months ago, now it still feels numb. Why is that?

Nerve damage: You may have lacerated the digital nerve. This will heal back, but very slowly, at a rate of about 1mm per month. See your physician for an opinion. ...Read more

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I broke my finger in the middle. How long must i keep my finger in a splint?

I broke my finger in the middle. How long must i keep my finger in a splint?

4-6 weeks: Generally 4-6 weeks is how long it takes for bone to solidify and heal. It is advisable that you wear the splint until your doctor has suggested removal. ...Read more

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Do I have to get a splint if I broke my finger or can I do something else?

Do I have to get a splint if I broke my finger or can I do something else?

Finger splint: A splint is preferable, but depending on which finger and the severity of the break(did you have an x-ray), you can try taping the finger to the adjacent finger. ...Read more

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What to do if i broke my finger playing softball how long will it take to heal?

What to do if i broke my finger playing softball how long will it take to heal?

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 broke my finger and it got casted. Finger is now rotated, and surgery is probably necessary. Could i hold off with surgery for a couple months?

No : The longer you wait, the more time the fracture will heal in a bad position. The surgery would be much more difficult and result in more scar tissue and loss of motion. ...Read more

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What to do if i broke my finger tip months ago. My nail fell off and theres a bump on the bottom will?

Nailbed?: Typically fingertip fractures requie no treatment for the fracture as there is no or minimal displacement and it will heal on its own. The nailed is often a problem. If you had a hematoma under the nail this indicates an associated nailed injury and is often why the nail falls off. If you have a bump in the nailed this can be a problem causing permanent problems with nail plate adherence. ...Read more