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How could you tell if a finger hinge joint is broken ?

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In brief: Pain

It will be swollen, painful and difficult to move.

In brief: Pain

It will be swollen, painful and difficult to move.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain, swelling..

Decreased motion.
If there is no obvious deformity/ severe bleeding then start w/ rest, ice, compression, & elevation. You may splint the area, & take an otc antiinflammatory/ pain reliever if you don't have any contraindicated medical conditions. You should plan to have an x-ray to make sure there are no fractures that will heal incorrectly. If there is obvious deformity = urgent care.

In brief: Pain, swelling..

Decreased motion.
If there is no obvious deformity/ severe bleeding then start w/ rest, ice, compression, & elevation. You may splint the area, & take an otc antiinflammatory/ pain reliever if you don't have any contraindicated medical conditions. You should plan to have an x-ray to make sure there are no fractures that will heal incorrectly. If there is obvious deformity = urgent care.
Dr. Mark Galland
Dr. Mark Galland
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: X-ray

X-rays are very accurate for fractures.

In brief: X-ray

X-rays are very accurate for fractures.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

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An x-ray....

In brief: Look at

An x-ray....
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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