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What should I do if my child breaks a finger?

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The best place to find medical treatment for a broken finger is an urgent care facility or a hospital's emergency department. These facilities have the needed equipment and supplies for X-ray evaluation and splinting if needed. Also, don't try to straighten the broken finger. And if the bone has broken through the skin, do not touch it. Drape gauze or a clean diaper over the injury, control the bleeding, and get emergency help.

From: Treating a Child's Broken Finger WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

HealthyChildren.org: "First Aid Guide." 

HealthyChildren.org: "Children and Broken Bones."

Eisenberg, A. , Workman, 1996. What to Expect: The Toddler Years

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

HealthyChildren.org: "First Aid Guide." 

HealthyChildren.org: "Children and Broken Bones."

Eisenberg, A. , Workman, 1996. What to Expect: The Toddler Years

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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