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If you broke your pinky finger and didn't go to the doctor what's the worse that would happen?
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bad Finger
Deformity or loss of function.
If it looks like a finger and moves like a finger, then minimal worries. If it is short, rotated, or angulated, then it should be straightened. If movement at the joints is too painful, then it needs treatment. If straight and can move well, then buddy taping x 3-4 weeks should be fine.

In brief: Bad Finger
Deformity or loss of function.
If it looks like a finger and moves like a finger, then minimal worries. If it is short, rotated, or angulated, then it should be straightened. If movement at the joints is too painful, then it needs treatment. If straight and can move well, then buddy taping x 3-4 weeks should be fine.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Agree. If things got really out of hand and you were very unlucky you could even develop a causalgia or RSD like condition with extreme sensitivity and pain. While very unusual it is typically avoidable and yet one more reason to seek proper treatment.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Malalignment.
If your pinky heals in a rotated or malaligned position, then you could have a crooked or non-straightening finger. It should be evaluated by an orthopedic hand specialist.

In brief: Malalignment.
If your pinky heals in a rotated or malaligned position, then you could have a crooked or non-straightening finger. It should be evaluated by an orthopedic hand specialist.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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