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).
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