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How do you treat a broken finger?

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First is to keep the finger still. You can use a pen or popsicle stick and wrap tape around your finger. Ice the injured finger on your way to the ER or urgent care clinic. Put a towel between the ice and your skin.

The doctor will x-ray your bones. Treatment depends on the type of fracture and which bones are broken. If your fracture is stable, treatment may be as simple as splinting 1 finger to another by taping them together. The splint will be left in place for about 4 weeks followed by an additional 2 weeks with no strenuous exercise.

From: Broken Finger WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 12, 2018

SOURCES:

eMedicineHealth: "Broken Finger."

OrthoInfo: "Finger Fractures."

Drugs.com: "Finger Fracture."

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 12, 2018

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