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Finger Injuries (cont.)

Finger Injuries Diagnosis

The doctor will want to examine the patient's hand, including testing strength, sensation, and range of motion of the injured area. If the doctor suspects a fracture, or a foreign body such as glass or metal in the wound, X-rays may be ordered. X-rays do not show all types of foreign bodies, nor do they show injuries to tendons or ligaments (such as sprains and strains).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/19/2013

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