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What are some of the symptoms of a broken finger?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken finger?

Pain: Typically pain and swelling. Occasionally there is rotational deformity. ...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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What are some of the symptoms of broken finger?

What are some of the symptoms of broken finger?

It depends: The symptoms depend upon the type of fracture, location, and severity of associated soft tissue injury. These symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, and can be associated with deformity of the digit. The severity of these symptoms depend on the factors note above -. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs of a broken finger?

What are some of the signs of a broken finger?

Pain, swelling, loss: Of motion, deviation, rotation, stiffness, throbbing, numbness, discoloration, tightness all can be symptoms of a finger fracture. If one suspects a fracture, then elevation, ice , splinting and urgent evaluation is needed as many seemingly simple fractures in the hand require a detailed understanding of what to do to optimize healing and return of function. ...Read more

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3 weeks after broken finger, i'm getting some stiffness, please help?

3 weeks after broken finger, i'm getting some stiffness, please help?

Finger stiffness is: Common after a fracture. Proper splint position is essential as poor positioning can increase siffness and prolong recovery. Hand therapy earlier than later often is a very worthwhile investment of time and resources even if you don't think you need it..To avoid later issues. ...Read more

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Jammed my finger Tuesday. I had broken finger symptoms but they lessened over 2 days. Now i can bend finger backwards more than other finger?broken?

Jammed my finger Tuesday. I had broken finger symptoms but they lessened over 2 days. Now i can bend finger backwards more than other finger?broken?

Finger trauma: It sounds like you jammed your finger a few days ago and had some pain that improved. That is a good sign. The important thing after a serious injury is to allow a physician to assess and ensure that blood flow and sensation to your digit are intact. Fractures and dislocations of the phalanges (fingers) are common and should be evaluated by a physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to get rid of stiffness after 4 weeks of broken finger and casting?

What are some exercises to get rid of stiffness after 4 weeks of broken finger and casting?

There are many types: Of exercises for hand finger stiffness and many people need to have a hand therapist helped them with these. However a common set of exercises used by many is referred to as six pack hand exercises and if you look that up you'll find many examples on the internet however if you're having trouble a visit with hand therapist is an excellent investment remember they have spent a lifetime of learning how to help you get your fingers better while this maybe the first time that you never been through thi the earlier one gets better the easier time it is. ...Read more

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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?

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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