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I hurt my finger, hit by a basketball, very swollen, dark colour, I can hardly move it. Went for x ray, in a splint, results tomorrow. What do u think?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ice

Elevate and keep it cool to decrease swelling and good luck tomorrow.

In brief: Ice

Elevate and keep it cool to decrease swelling and good luck tomorrow.
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible fracture

Obviously you are waiting for the result of the xray and if there is a fracture that would certainly explain your symptoms however, sometimes even without a fracture, you can develop a large amount of swellng which could cause pain.
Sometimes the fluid under the nail needs to be decompressed if it is very painful.

In brief: Possible fracture

Obviously you are waiting for the result of the xray and if there is a fracture that would certainly explain your symptoms however, sometimes even without a fracture, you can develop a large amount of swellng which could cause pain.
Sometimes the fluid under the nail needs to be decompressed if it is very painful.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Dislocation/fracture

Tgis is most likely a dislocation with possible fracture.
If your finger is sufficiently dark and doesnt demonstrate normal capillary refill (blanching with pressure and return to pink color), i would consider returning to er to evaluate for possible vascular compromise.

In brief: Dislocation/fracture

Tgis is most likely a dislocation with possible fracture.
If your finger is sufficiently dark and doesnt demonstrate normal capillary refill (blanching with pressure and return to pink color), i would consider returning to er to evaluate for possible vascular compromise.
Dr. Otto Placik
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