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What are some of the signs of a broken finger?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pain, swelling, loss

Of motion, deviation, rotation, stiffness, throbbing, numbness, discoloration, tightness all can be symptoms of a finger fracture.
If one suspects a fracture, then elevation, ice , splinting and urgent evaluation is needed as many seemingly simple fractures in the hand require a detailed understanding of what to do to optimize healing and return of function.

In brief: Pain, swelling, loss

Of motion, deviation, rotation, stiffness, throbbing, numbness, discoloration, tightness all can be symptoms of a finger fracture.
If one suspects a fracture, then elevation, ice , splinting and urgent evaluation is needed as many seemingly simple fractures in the hand require a detailed understanding of what to do to optimize healing and return of function.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Injury signs

Signs of a broken finger are largely the signs of any injury and namely swelling, pain, redness, and warmth of the area.
Depending on where and how it is broken there may be obvious deformity of the finger as well. There may also be some numbness because of associated nerve injury.

In brief: Injury signs

Signs of a broken finger are largely the signs of any injury and namely swelling, pain, redness, and warmth of the area.
Depending on where and how it is broken there may be obvious deformity of the finger as well. There may also be some numbness because of associated nerve injury.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Ajay Balaram
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Pain loss motion

There will be pain, swelling, decrease in finger motion and possibly a crooked deformity to the finger.

In brief: Pain loss motion

There will be pain, swelling, decrease in finger motion and possibly a crooked deformity to the finger.
Dr. Ajay Balaram
Dr. Ajay Balaram
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Pain & deformity

This can be associated with signs if deformity, dysfunctional grip or scissorimg of the fingers with open/close, pain, weakness, audible clicking, swelling, etc.
An x-ray should be diagnostic. Occasionally an MRI is required for hairline fractures with no displacement.

In brief: Pain & deformity

This can be associated with signs if deformity, dysfunctional grip or scissorimg of the fingers with open/close, pain, weakness, audible clicking, swelling, etc.
An x-ray should be diagnostic. Occasionally an MRI is required for hairline fractures with no displacement.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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