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What are the distinguishing qualities of a broken finger?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
13 doctors agree

In brief: Fractured finger

Pain swelling deformity stiffness.
Much depends upon whether the fracture is non displaced vs displaced extrasrticuksr vs intrarticular anguksted or rotated Simple small avulsion fractures are often be able to be treated without significant immobilization. But a displaced rotated fracture more likely needs surgery

In brief: Fractured finger

Pain swelling deformity stiffness.
Much depends upon whether the fracture is non displaced vs displaced extrasrticuksr vs intrarticular anguksted or rotated Simple small avulsion fractures are often be able to be treated without significant immobilization. But a displaced rotated fracture more likely needs surgery
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Broken finger

Pain worse with movement and pressure, swelling, bruising, distortion of the anatomy, loss of function and possible traumatic splitting open of the skin.

In brief: Broken finger

Pain worse with movement and pressure, swelling, bruising, distortion of the anatomy, loss of function and possible traumatic splitting open of the skin.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Pain, pain, pain

Then deformity, instability, swelling, clicking, scissoromg of fingers with grip, impaired function, liss of grip strength, ruptured tendons, loss of joint motion and many more problems with nonunion or malunion.

In brief: Pain, pain, pain

Then deformity, instability, swelling, clicking, scissoromg of fingers with grip, impaired function, liss of grip strength, ruptured tendons, loss of joint motion and many more problems with nonunion or malunion.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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