Treating a Broken Finger Following a Car Accident

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When involved in a car accident, a number of injuries are possible. One of these possible injuries is a broken finger. While a broken finger may sound like a relatively simply injury, dealing with this type of break can really slow down your life and the things you can enjoy. After all, fingers allow you to hold onto things, to touch and to otherwise interact with your environment. 

Recognizing Symptoms of a Broken Finger

You may not be surprised to learn that the fingers are the most frequently injured part of the hand. Breaks to the fingers are typically quite easy to recognize, with immediate pain and sometimes deformities being apparent. In some cases, however, there may actually still be some range of motion with only a dull amount of pain. More than likely, however, you will experience a minimum of swelling and redness in the area that as fractured or broken. 

As the swelling worsens, the finger may become progressively stiffer and more difficult to move. The swelling may even spread to nearby fingers. In more severe cases, bruising may also occur. Your finger may also become number in response to the swelling, which can cause the nerves in your fingers to become compressed.

Treating a Broken Finger

In the case of a broken finger, the injured area will need an X-ray in order to evaluate the extent of your injuries. The treatment plan will be dependent upon the type of injury you have sustained. Treatment plans may include using a splint or maybe even surgery to pin the bones or use plates and screws to keep the bones in place. To learn more about treatment options and how we can help, contact Advanced Spine & Rehab today!

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