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Dr. Richard Tholen answered:

How can you help heel a jammed or broken finger?

Get X-ray and see MD

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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.
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What are the features of a broken finger that would make it look different than a jammed finger?

X rays

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The best way to assess , if a Jammed finger has a fracture also, is with x rays, small fragments can not be assessd by physical exam. but it is still a joint injury, and needs specialized care.
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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.

Xray

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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.
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How can a broken finger heal?

Immobilize

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In an uncomplicated finger fracture, healing only requires immobilizing the fingerr (with a finger splint) for 4-6 weeks.
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How can I fix my broken finger?

Xray and MD.

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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.
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Why cast arm for broken finger?

Fractures in fingers

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may need additional wrsit support to fully immobilize that fracture. the tendons that move the finger originate in the forearm, above the wrist toward the elbow. Wrist motion can cause tendon motion and in turn finger motion. Much depends on the type, location, pattern, stability, direction of the fracture. It may seem like too much but there is often a good reason
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How can you treat a broken finger?

Depends on break

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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.
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Can i have my broken finger reset?

Yes, multiple ways

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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
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What do you do for a broken finger?

See hand surgeon

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Many finger fractures are successfully treated with splints or casts. Some are more complicated and best treated with surgery. It is best to see a hand surgeon early to ensure correct diagnosis and optimal treatment plan
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What does a broken finger look like?

That varies

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depending on the location and type of fracture.
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