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Symptoms Of Fractured Finger
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Finger fracture: Finger fractures usually will present with localized swelling. There will also be tenderness at the fracture site. If the fracture is displaced there may be gross deformity of the finger. Some fractures at the distal portion of the finger may be a small avulsion and the presentation is a mallet finger. The distal finger joint will be flexed and the person is unable to straighten it.See 1 more doctor answer
Possible: This depends on the severity of injury. A minor injury in which you sustain a fracture which is not initially displaced can further displace and worsen if you use it.
Plan to x-ray: If there is no obvious deformity/ severe bleeding then start with rest, ice, compression, & elevation. You may splint the area, and take an otc antiinflammatory/ pain reliever if you don't have any contraindicated medical conditions. You should plan to have an x-ray in the next few days to make sure there are no fractures that will heal incorrectly. If there is obvious deformity = urgent care.See 1 more doctor answer
It depends: A fractured finger needs to be evaluated by a doctor with experience with these kinds of injuries. Some seemingly innocent finger fractures can have long-lasting negative results. If it is truly minor, a simple finger splint may be appropriate or even just buddy taping the finger to an uninjured neighbor.
Xray and specialist: Make sure to get an xray and find out which bone is fractured. Also see a hand or orthopedic specialist to see if it needs a splint or surgery. Hopefully it is a minor fracture and will heal with time. Its important to get it treated because finger fracture even if they heal can become very stiff. Therapy may be needed. Good luck!
Finger fracture: If the finger doesn't bend and straighten like normally, if the bone is not straight or appears twisted, get to an orthopaedic hand surgeon within a week if possible.
What to do if I broke my pinky and had a cast for 2weeks and just got it off its all stiff and how long would it take to rehabilitate a fractured finger?
Good day. How long does it take for a fractured finger to heal? Is it necessary and important for me to go see a doctor again and maybe to take x-ray's again?
Time is on your side: Without knowing the details of the fracture, it is impossible to determine the healing time. An uncomplicated fracture could heal in as little as six weeks but some could take much longer. Follow up visits and x-rays are, in part, protect you from potential complications of the injury.
I have a fractured finger and my doctor used the method of taping it with the finger next to it with tape, can that cut the circulation of blood to it?
Probably not: The doctor performing the procedure should not have made the wrapping so tight as to cause impairment of circulation.See 3 more doctor answers
When should a doctor put you in a cast for a fractured finger much pain, in splint when moving it in splint hurts
Casting: Casting for an isolate tiger is unusual unless tendon ruoture accompanies the injury.See 1 more doctor answer
What can be the cause of a fractured finger not healing (growing back) after more than 7 weeks? My Orthopedic Surgeon said to wear splint only and no surgery, but how will the splint help if there's already no sign of healing? Please advise.
Possible non- union: I suggest a repeat evaluation, repeat x-rays and MRI from your treating orthopedic surgeon.
I think I have a fracture on my 2 metacarpal finger. I have all the symptoms, but 3 weeks ago I was treated for a sprain. Plus it's not any better. What should I do?
?: So sorry you are still having pain. If an x-ray was not done at your initial doctor's office visit this would be a great place to start. Even if it was initial x-rays can sometimes miss non-displaced fractures. Regardless of whether it is a fracture or not if you are still hurting good time to return to your physician or a sports medicine specialist.See 2 more doctor answers