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Finger Injury Overview

What is a finger injury?
A person with a finger injury has damage to the structures of a finger, caused by an injury. Sports injuries are a common cause of finger injuries. Common finger injuries include finger contusion, finger sprain, and finger fracture. Soft tissue finger injuries include stab wounds, lacerations, abrasions, puncture wounds, fingernail injury, and fingertip amputations.

What are the symptoms of a finger injury?
Symptoms of a finger injury include finger pain, finger deformity, finger swelling, finger tenderness, bruising, and inability to move the finger without severe pain.

How does the doctor treat a finger injury?
Treatment for a finger injury may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, narcotic pain medications, splinting and realignment of a finger fracture. Some finger injuries require surgery.

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