10 doctors weighed in:

What can I do for a finger closed in a car door?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Antiseptic, ice,

elevate. Check to see circulation look goods though can be deceiving Need to check for integrity of skin and the finger nail.
X-rays if suspicious for fracture, washed out and sutured if lacerated. Check for tendon motion. Any doubts see a medical provider. If it does not feel or look right don't wait

In brief: Antiseptic, ice,

elevate. Check to see circulation look goods though can be deceiving Need to check for integrity of skin and the finger nail.
X-rays if suspicious for fracture, washed out and sutured if lacerated. Check for tendon motion. Any doubts see a medical provider. If it does not feel or look right don't wait
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Thank
Dr. Ajay Balaram
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: X-ray , ice, elevate

To help with the throbbing try ice and holding the finger up in the air to keep the swelling down.
If it is painful for more than a day go get an x-ray as you may have a small fracture. If there any cuts apply antibiotic cream.

In brief: X-ray , ice, elevate

To help with the throbbing try ice and holding the finger up in the air to keep the swelling down.
If it is painful for more than a day go get an x-ray as you may have a small fracture. If there any cuts apply antibiotic cream.
Dr. Ajay Balaram
Dr. Ajay Balaram
Thank
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Temporary painrelief

Temporary things that can be done include ice or cold compresses, elevation, tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil.
Finger injuries due to closing car doors frequently cause lacerations, fractures, subungal hematomas (blood under the nail) and soft tissue crush injuries. All of these should be evaluated by your doctor.

In brief: Temporary painrelief

Temporary things that can be done include ice or cold compresses, elevation, tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil.
Finger injuries due to closing car doors frequently cause lacerations, fractures, subungal hematomas (blood under the nail) and soft tissue crush injuries. All of these should be evaluated by your doctor.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Thank
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Open the door

Just kidding... A finger in a car door can be very painful and may be associated with an fracture below.
If it hurts a lot, is crooked, or is actively bleeding, it should be checked.

In brief: Open the door

Just kidding... A finger in a car door can be very painful and may be associated with an fracture below.
If it hurts a lot, is crooked, or is actively bleeding, it should be checked.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Thank
Read more answers from doctors