The hand is made up of 27 bones: eight in the wrist, five in the palm, and 14 in the fingers (phalanges). Fingers are at the highest risk of injury in the hand. Common injuries to the fingers include sprains (jammed), strains, contusions, and fractures. Most finger injuries have many of the same symptoms including pain, swelling, and stiffness. It is important to determine the extent of your injury to avoid further injury or osteoarthritis in the joint.
If you have significant bruising or any deformity, consult a hand orthopedic specialist for evaluation as these are “tell tale” signs of a fracture.
If you believe you may have fractured your finger consult a hand doctor to determine if the injury is just a jammed finger or more!
Need a Referral? OrthoNeuro has four orthopedic hand surgeons who treat finger injuries.
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