Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 2 months ago

Can you explain how bad this break in my finger is? ?

I don’t understand, and the orthopedic hasn’t seen me yet!

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    I'm not a medical professional, but my understanding is that this appears to be not terribly serious with a good outcome expected once it heals.

    The proximal shaft of a finger is between the knuckles on the hand and the closest joint of the finger. (But I bet you know where it hurts, right?) The shaft is the length of the bone. An oblique fracture is one that's at a diagonal angle. The broken pieces are pretty much aligned, and so are the spaces where the joints are.

    My guess is they'll do something to immobilize the finger, like a splint, while the bones heal. If you're young and get enough calcium, that can happen pretty fast.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's not serious and you don't need to see an ortho. Wear the splint and follow the instructions you were given.

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