Finger Injuries - Causes

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Published: April 29

I tripped on a toy and fell, catching my hand and left index finger in a toy airplane. I twisted my left index finger - may have temporarily dislocated it? It hurts most in the joint at the base, between my palm and finger, with noticeable swelling in the space between the first two fingers. Pushing on the finger increases pain, but pulling or bending does not, unless I separate the fingers or twist. I splinted the finger at home, with husband's help (volunteer first responder). .

Published: July 11

My finger was crushed when a front door slammed on it in a gust of wind. I had deep lacerations of the fingertip and the nail protected it from amputation. After three weeks I am unsure of the prognosis as the healed flap is numb and hard..