A Fractured Finger

When you break your finger, your whole hand can become out of alignment. Check out this injury information from OrthoInfo.

Anatomy: Your hand consists of 27 bones. 14 of them are in your fingers.

 

Symptoms: Swelling, tenderness, bruising, deformity and inability to move.

 

Treatments:

Nonsurgical- Your doctor will put your bone back into place with a splint or cast while it heals.

Surgical- If your fracture is severe, your may need surgery and devices like pins, screws or wire.

 

Rehab: Once your doctor determines that it is okay to move your finger, exercises will help reduce your finger’s stiffness and swelling.