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How would you know if your finger broken?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Xray
Unfortunately you can't know for sure without getting an xray done.
See a doctor if you have pain after an injury.

In brief: Xray
Unfortunately you can't know for sure without getting an xray done.
See a doctor if you have pain after an injury.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: X-ray first...
With any finger injury you should have an x-ray to make sure that you don't miss a fracture, that may heal incorrectly.
Once an x-ray is completed you will know if you need to individually splint the finger with something rigid, or if buddy taping is acceptable. Even with some fractures buddy taping is a good option, but this doesn't work for optimal healing of every finger injury.

In brief: X-ray first...
With any finger injury you should have an x-ray to make sure that you don't miss a fracture, that may heal incorrectly.
Once an x-ray is completed you will know if you need to individually splint the finger with something rigid, or if buddy taping is acceptable. Even with some fractures buddy taping is a good option, but this doesn't work for optimal healing of every finger injury.
Dr. Mark Galland
Dr. Mark Galland
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In brief: Have an x-ray done
X-ray.

In brief: Have an x-ray done
X-ray.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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