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How would you tell the difference if you sprained your finger or if you broke your finger?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Xrays

There is no reliable way to tell without obtaining x-rays.

In brief: Xrays

There is no reliable way to tell without obtaining x-rays.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine

In brief: Hard to say

Many times your response to sprains and breaks in the fingers is similar. You should see your doctor for further evaluation.
If the finger is swollen and hard to move because of pain, and especially if there is a lot of bruising, you should get an xray.

In brief: Hard to say

Many times your response to sprains and breaks in the fingers is similar. You should see your doctor for further evaluation.
If the finger is swollen and hard to move because of pain, and especially if there is a lot of bruising, you should get an xray.
Dr. Eran Kessous
Dr. Eran Kessous
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