Broken finger overview
Broken fingers, are among the most common injuries sustained in a wide range of accidents. Broken fingers are often treated with a splint. The purpose of the splint is to ensure that the bone is correctly aligned when it begins to heal again. In some circumstances where the broken finger is more serious, a surgical procedure may be required. The fingers are one of the easiest areas of the body to break due to the amount of time that they are in use. A broken finger can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life depending on the type of break and if the person will fully recover from the broken finger.
Types of broken finger
Depending on the type of impact a finger can break in several different ways. A simple fracture is a break that does not pierce the skin. Symptoms include severe pain that becomes worse over time along with swelling and bruising. A simple fracture is the most common type of broken finger. An impacted fracture is often caused by falls. In this type of broken finger, one end of the bone is forced into the other. A spiral fracture is a break around the bone. Comminuted fractures, where a finger breaks into fragments, or compression fractures are the most common types of broken bones sustained in road traffic accidents due to the large forces involved.
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Broken finger recovery
A simple broken finger takes on average 8 weeks to repair. As with all injures the timescales for a broken finger to heal depends on the exact nature of the break along with other factors such as your age. There are four main stages that a broken bone goes through to heal. Firstly a haematoma is formed by the blood vessels in the bone. Secondly, a cartilage callus forms on the site of the haematoma to act as a splint. Thirdly, a bonus callus replaces the cartilage. Finally the bony callus forms a permanent patch on the site of the fracture.
Broken finger next steps
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