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The bones in your fingers are called phalanges. Each finger has three phalanges, except the thumb, which has only two phalanges. Finger fractures occur when one or more of these bones are broken.
Broken bones are usually caused by injuries to the hands. Broken bones can occur in one or more phalanges. Broken bones can also occur in the segments of your fingers, which are the joints where the bones of the fingers meet.
Here are some categories that can classify finger fractures, Avulsion Fracture, Fracture Impaction, Shear Fracture, Open Fracture, Close Fracture, Displaced Fracture, Non Displaced Fracture, Comminuted Fracture.
Finger Fracture Causes
The finger has the highest injury risk compared to all parts of the hand. You can hurt your fingers when working using tools, such as a hammer or saw. Your finger can break when a fast moving object hits your hand, like a baseball.
The mechanism of injury and bone strength determine whether finger fractures can occur or not. People with weak bones, such as the elderly or those who lack calcium, suffering from conditions such as osteoporosis and malnutrition increase your chances of experiencing finger fractures.
In addition, people who work with their hands, such as athletes and laborers, also have an increased risk of finger fractures.
Finger Fracture Symptoms
According to our Finger Fracture Specialist Clinic, finger fracture symptoms include finger pain, finger swelling, finger tenderness, and finger limited range of motion.
Your finger might also look deformed or uneven (deformity). A broken finger may be very painful, especially when you try to move it, but sometimes the pain can still be tolerated. The absence of severe pain does not mean that broken bones do not require immediate medical attention.
Finger Fracture Diagnosis
Our Finger Fracture Specialist Clinic diagnose finger fracture by taking your medical history and doing a physical examination. Finger X-ray examination will usually show clearly, if there is a finger fracture.
Finger Fracture Treatments
At Finger Fracture Specialist Clinic, our specialist will treat finger fracture depends on the location of the fracture and the level of stability of the broken bone. Stable fractures can be treated by repositioning. Unstable fractures require immobilization. Immobilization can be done by installing a cast.
If your fracture is unstable or shifted or displaced, our finger fracture specialist may also need to operate. Surgery stabilizes the fracture when you have: broken bones into several fragments, loose bone fragments, joint injury, damage to ligaments or tendons, open fracture, impaction fracture.
Finger Fracture Surgery
Our Finger Fracture Surggeon can determine the best treatment for complicated fractures. The use of pins, screws and wires is useful in surgical procedures for dealing with broken fingers.
Early diagnosis, adequate treatment, and rehabilitation of broken fingers can help restore the function and strength of the hand and prevent finger defects.
Recovery time for broken fingers can be obtained in a relatively short time. Several weeks to a year, depending on the type of fracture and its severity.
Whether the finger joint can heal completely also depends on several factors, such as whether there is a nerve injury, blood vessel injury, or if there is an injury to the surface of the joint that causes arthritis.