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What would a broken finger look like?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Painful deformity

A broken finger can look normal or it can have a deformity.
In either case, there is usually significant pain with movement. Bruising is also often seen with fractures.

In brief: Painful deformity

A broken finger can look normal or it can have a deformity.
In either case, there is usually significant pain with movement. Bruising is also often seen with fractures.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

It might look disfigured (crooked), have a lump in it, hurt when pressed or used, and be hard to bend.
It could also be bruised. On the other hand it may have some or none of these signs. If you are concerned, the only way to tell for sure is to do an xray. Tape the injured finger to the one next to it until you have the opportunity to get it xrayed.

In brief: It depends

It might look disfigured (crooked), have a lump in it, hurt when pressed or used, and be hard to bend.
It could also be bruised. On the other hand it may have some or none of these signs. If you are concerned, the only way to tell for sure is to do an xray. Tape the injured finger to the one next to it until you have the opportunity to get it xrayed.
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
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