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Stiches are out index finger still swollen three weeks later still cannot bend finger?
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Dr. Mark Deitch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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It's not unusual to have swelling and stiffness of your finger three weeks after a laceration, depending on the injury.
However, if you don't get the finger moving soon, you may develop stiffness of the joints and the tendons in your finger. You should see a hand specialist, who will make sure you don't have any additional injuries and will likely refer you to a hand therapist.

In brief: See your doctor
It's not unusual to have swelling and stiffness of your finger three weeks after a laceration, depending on the injury.
However, if you don't get the finger moving soon, you may develop stiffness of the joints and the tendons in your finger. You should see a hand specialist, who will make sure you don't have any additional injuries and will likely refer you to a hand therapist.
Dr. Mark Deitch
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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Could be a couple of things: 1.
The finger is healing properly, but it became stiff from immobilization, talk with your doctor about range of motion exercises. 2.The swelling is due to infection (but usually also have pain). 3. The laceration on the finger involved a tendon, which is a more serious injury. Bottom line, see your doctor about this.

In brief: See doctor.
Could be a couple of things: 1.
The finger is healing properly, but it became stiff from immobilization, talk with your doctor about range of motion exercises. 2.The swelling is due to infection (but usually also have pain). 3. The laceration on the finger involved a tendon, which is a more serious injury. Bottom line, see your doctor about this.
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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