Broken Finger (cont.)
Broken Finger Diagnosis
The mainstay of diagnosing finger fractures is an x-ray. Temporary splinting, ice, and pain control are helpful supportive treatments. The type of fracture will determine the treatment. Each fracture pattern has specific characteristics that need to be addressed.
If there is a simple fracture, the doctor will splint the injured finger. The whole hand may be put at rest and splinted for comfort.
With more complex injuries, the doctor may seek the advice of an orthopedic (bone and joint specialist) or hand surgeon (who has specialized training in hand surgery).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/31/2014
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