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What could be done about a sprained finger that is severely bruised?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Consider a fracture

Severe bruising from a finger sprain heightens my concern for an avulsion fracture or a tear of a ligament or tendon.
Simple sprains only need to be splinted for short time. Persistent symptoms should be evaluated by a physician. Better yet, have it checked now to rule out these more serious causes.

In brief: Consider a fracture

Severe bruising from a finger sprain heightens my concern for an avulsion fracture or a tear of a ligament or tendon.
Simple sprains only need to be splinted for short time. Persistent symptoms should be evaluated by a physician. Better yet, have it checked now to rule out these more serious causes.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine

In brief: Splint or buddy tape

If you have an injured finger and the xray is negative you should immobilize it for minor injuries, i would buddy tape the finger to the adjacent one for more significant finger sprains or injuries, i would use an aluminum splint limit activities until symptoms resolve.

In brief: Splint or buddy tape

If you have an injured finger and the xray is negative you should immobilize it for minor injuries, i would buddy tape the finger to the adjacent one for more significant finger sprains or injuries, i would use an aluminum splint limit activities until symptoms resolve.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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