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Comment from: ratherBriding, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 09

I broke my left ring finger. I was walking out to the horses, and one yanked and pulled me through the other lead which had a knot at the end. It turns out I had a spiral fracture between the middle and bottom knuckle, plus I broke both of the knuckles. I was in a full cast four 4 weeks, then a splint for another 4. I did go back to occasional riding.

Comment from: annieskid, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

I accidentally slammed a heavy front door on my pointer finger. X-rays showed it was broken, so the ER put a splint on it. The doctor said I'd need to wear splint for four weeks, but papers he gave me said 1 week to 10 days. The good news is I can take the splint off to bathe.

Comment from: Male (Patient) Published: April 30

I broke my finger while wrestling my coach at practice in the beginning of the season, but my team really needed me and I didn't want to be a wuss so I didn't get it checked out. It turns out that that's a very bad thing, because as I kept wrestling I kept re-breaking it. I finally got it x-rayed and it was in fact broken. The doctor said it was 80% healed already though, so it wouldn't be a problem now that wrestling was over.

Comment from: Angel, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

I had my right hand under the collar of my 190-lb great dane. We were at the park and she wanted to take off towards another dog. I had to hold her back. She jumped up and down forcefully. As she darted forward, my hand got caught under her collar she pulled me along, as I couldn't get my hand free. I fell face forward and had the wind knocked out of me as I hit my chest on the ground. My hand and fingers were throbbing with pain. They started swelling immediately. I waited to go to the doctor till the next morning. Put ice packs on my hand initially. My ring finger on the right hand was not just broken, but shattered badly. Plus I had a jammed knuckle on it too.

Comment from: BusyMum, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 29

I slammed my right index finger in the car door, hitting right below the first knuckle. The first X-ray revealed no fracture and it was just buddy strapped, but after a week with no improvement and a bony lump developing, I was told a second X-ray was needed. It turns out crush fractures (cracks and chips in the bone) often can't be seen in X-ray until later on. This is the most frustrating injury I've ever had - never realized how many things fingers are used for!

Comment from: McAwesome, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

Yesterday I was playing basketball in gym. We were playing 'dribble tag'. Anyway someone went to tag me and I went to tag them at the same time and I tripped and jammed my left middle finger on the basketball. I was in pain and went to the nurse the next period. I came home and my finger was swelled and bruised. My dad kept saying I jammed it. I went to the doctor today and got x-rays and they said I had a very tiny fracture. I have been soaking it in ice water and taking Motrin but the swelling still won't go down!

Comment from: baby bear, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 08

My middle finger is broken. I was told that I would need rods and pins! I was in a bus accident where a sudden stop made all of us fall back and unfortunately my hands landed in the wrong place.

Comment from: 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 15

I broke my little finger while playing rugby and I put ice on the injury as soon as I could. My knuckle is still swollen after two weeks, though.

Comment from: FineNow, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 02

I had broken my right hand index finger in a bike accident some 1 and half month back. It had broken from the middle joint. After the X-ray, doctors told me that extensor tendon was broken and surgery would have to be performed. A doctor performed surgery and put stitches to hold it and then put a splint on it. He advised me to keep finger straight at all time so that stitches won't break.

Comment from: murelle, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

A car door was closed on my middle finger, causing it to break. No treatment.

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