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What will a doctor do to help a broken finger heal?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Non-displaced fractures can be immobilized with a splint or cast.
Displaced fractures may need to be reduced or surgically fixed. Sometimes we use plates and screws, other times pins are used. Fractures involving the joint usually require fixation.

In brief: Depends

Non-displaced fractures can be immobilized with a splint or cast.
Displaced fractures may need to be reduced or surgically fixed. Sometimes we use plates and screws, other times pins are used. Fractures involving the joint usually require fixation.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Tushar Patel
Radiology

In brief: Immobilize it

At the least, a broken finger needs to be immobilized with a splint to allow the bone to heal.
Some fractures are treated with surgical pins to bring the fractured segments closer together so they can heal.

In brief: Immobilize it

At the least, a broken finger needs to be immobilized with a splint to allow the bone to heal.
Some fractures are treated with surgical pins to bring the fractured segments closer together so they can heal.
Dr. Tushar Patel
Dr. Tushar Patel
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