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    Broken Finger Treatment

    1. Immobilize the Finger

    • Tape the broken finger to an adjacent non-broken finger.

    2. Control Swelling

    • Cool the finger by applying ice that is wrapped in a towel -- don't apply ice directly to the skin; it can cause a burn.

    3. Get Help

    • Call a health care provider or go to a hospital emergency room immediately so the broken finger can be X-rayed and properly set. Without treatment, it may not heal properly and could lead to a permanent deformity.

    4. Treat Symptoms

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 25, 2015

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