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How can you treat a broken finger?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on break

Very much depends on the details.
At its most basic all fractures need to have the pieces in the right place (so-called reduction, if they are out of place) and then held in place (so-called fixation) reduction can mean anything from leaving the fracture as is to closed manipulation to open surgery. As to fixation this can be anything from a splint to cast to plating, pins and screws.

In brief: Depends on break

Very much depends on the details.
At its most basic all fractures need to have the pieces in the right place (so-called reduction, if they are out of place) and then held in place (so-called fixation) reduction can mean anything from leaving the fracture as is to closed manipulation to open surgery. As to fixation this can be anything from a splint to cast to plating, pins and screws.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Barry Handler
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a professional

If you think you broke your finger the smartest thing to do is get examined by a professional and probably have an x-ray taken.
If it is broken and heals crooked it will have longlasting negative consequences.

In brief: See a professional

If you think you broke your finger the smartest thing to do is get examined by a professional and probably have an x-ray taken.
If it is broken and heals crooked it will have longlasting negative consequences.
Dr. Barry Handler
Dr. Barry Handler
Thank
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