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Doctor insights on: Jammed Finger Vs Broken Finger

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

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

X rays: 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. ...Read more

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 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 I fix my broken finger?

How can I fix my broken finger?

Xray and 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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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?

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 do you do for a broken finger?

What do you do for a broken finger?

See hand surgeon: 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. ...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 would a broken finger feel like?

Broken finger: Pain! but a mild fracture can be only mild pain that one might think of only as "a sprain". ...Read more

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