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What is a fractured finger?

A fractured finger is an injury of the phalanges (bones of the fingers). It is one of the most commonly occurring sports injuries and can disrupt one’s daily activities and routine. If not treated on time, these fractures can have significant consequences.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

Common signs and symptoms of a fractured finger include:

  • Redness, inflammation, and swelling around the area of injury
  • Pain
  • Tenderness on palpation
  • Deformity
  • Inability to move the finger
  • Bruising at the site of the fracture

What are the main causes?

Causes of a fractured finger include:

  • Injury sustained during sports is the most common cause of a fractured finger.
  • Finger fracture may also occur during daily activities such as slamming a door shut or banging your fingers on a wall.
  • A fractured finger may also occur while working with heavy machinery, power saw or drilling machine.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Diagnosis of a fractured finger involves the following:

  • A careful medical history regarding the type and cause of injury, time of injury, symptoms, and history of any previous injury will be taken by your doctor.
  • Physical examination involves assessment of the site of the fracture, number of bones broken, and movement of the fingers.
  • Stability and dislocation of joints should be assessed.
  • Investigations include X-rays of the palm and the fingers in the anteroposterior, lateral, and oblique view.

Treatment of the condition includes:

  • Treatment of a fractured finger involves putting the fractured fragments in alignment and splinting the finger. The fractured finger may be buddy-taped to another finger in order to relieve the pressure and pain. The doctor will examine the fracture and determine how long the fingers need to be splinted.
  • Restriction of finger movements is advised.
  • Treatment is usually given for three weeks along with analgesics and cold compresses.
  • Surgery may be needed in severe cases. Certain devices may be required to hold the fractured fragments in place. These may include biocompatible pins or screws.

 

  1. Medicines for Fractured Finger

Medicines for Fractured Finger

Medicines listed below are available for Fractured Finger. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
BrufenBRUFEN 400MG/2MG CAPSULE18
CombiflamCOMBIFLAM 60ML SYRUP0
Ibugesic PlusIBUGESIC PLUS 60ML SUSPENSION20
BrugelBrugel 5% W/W Gel114
TizapamTizapam 400 Mg/2 Mg Tablet42
FbnFbn 0.03% Eye Drop50
FlurbinFlurbin 0.03% W/V Eye Drop51
Espra XnESPRA XN 500MG TABLET 10S104
LumbrilLumbril Tablet16
OcuflurOcuflur Eye Drop44
TizafenTizafen 400 Mg/2 Mg Capsule53
EndacheEndache Gel47
FenlongFenlong 400 Mg Capsule21
Ibuf PIbuf P Tablet11
IbugesicIBUGESIC 200MG TABLET 10S7
IbuvonIbuvon 100 Mg Suspension8
Ibuvon (Wockhardt)Ibuvon Syrup9
IcparilIcparil 400 Mg Tablet23
MaxofenMaxofen Tablet5
TricoffTricoff Syrup48
AcefenAcefen 100 Mg/125 Mg Tablet23
Adol TabletAdol 200 Mg Tablet33
BruriffBruriff 400 Mg Tablet4

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References

  1. Orthoinfo [internet]. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois. Finger Fractures.
  2. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: US National Library of Medicine; Hand fracture: Aftercare
  3. American Academy of Family Physicians [Internet]. Leawood, Kansas; Common Finger Fractures and Dislocations
  4. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: US National Library of Medicine; Finger Injuries and Disorders
  5. Better health channel. Department of Health and Human Services [internet]. State government of Victoria; Bone fractures
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