A finger fracture is a break in any of the bones in a finger.
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This injury is caused by trauma from:
- Severe twists
Playing contact sports may raise your chance of this injury.
Symptoms may be:
- Swelling and bruising
- Problems moving the finger
- Changes in the way the finger looks
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. You will be asked how the injury happened. A physical exam will be done, focusing on your finger.
Images will be taken of your finger. This can be done with x-rays.
How it is treated depends on whether the injury is mild or severe. Options may be:
This injury is due to an accident. It cannot be prevented.
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- Middle phalanx finger fracture. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/management/middle-phalanx-finger-fracture-emergency-management.
- Oetgen ME, Dodds SD. Non-operative treatment of common finger injuries. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2008 Jun;1(2):97-102.
- Mark Arredondo, MD
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