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Symptoms and Signs of Broken Finger Pictures, Symptoms, Home Treatment, and Surgery

Doctor's Notes on Broken Finger Pictures, Symptoms, Home Treatment, and Surgery

A broken finger is a fracture, or break, in any of the bones of the fingers. A broken finger is usually caused by a traumatic injury to the finger or fingers, such as playing sports, workplace injury, falls, or accidents. A broken finger may involve a fracture of a single bone or of multiple bones at the same time.

Symptoms associated with a broken finger include pain that may be severe, redness, and swelling of the involved area. Swelling may also be seen in the hand or in adjacent fingers. Other associated signs and symptoms can include stiffness or inability to move the finger, deformity of the finger, and limited range of motion if the finger is still moveable. With any traumatic injury there may be other associated injuries like cuts, scrapes, bruises, or bleeding.

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Medically Reviewed on 3/11/2019


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