You'll be assessed by atrained practitioner, who will determine what tests and treatments are needed.
An X-ray will usually be carried out to confirm whether your finger is broken, dislocated,or sprained.
If it's fractured:
For open fractures, the wound will be cleaned surgically before the fracture is treated. You may also need a tetanus jab and antibiotics to help prevent infection.
You'llbe able to go homeonce the splint, cast, or strapping is in place. A follow-up appointment to check how your finger is healing may be arranged before you leave.
Surgery may be required if the fracture is particularly severe and there has been damage to nearby nerves, tendons, or other tissue. The fracture may also need to be stabilised by fixing the bone with small wires or plates and screws.
Find out how to tell if you have a broken finger, what you should do, and how long it takes to heal.
A broken finger may be: painful, swollen, and bruised stiff or difficult to move pointing in an unusual direction numb In some cases, the broken bone may poke through the skin (an open fracture
You should get medical help if you think you've broken your finger see below for information about where to go if you've broken your finger . While you're waiting for medical help: avoid moving th
If you think you've broken your finger, you should go to your nearest minor injuries unit , urgent care centre, or walk-in centre as soon as possible. Find yournearest minor injuries unit, urgent car
You'll be assessed by atrained practitioner, who will determine what tests and treatments are needed. An X-ray will usually be carried out to confirm whether your finger is broken, dislocated,or spra
A broken finger usually takes between two and eight weeks to heal, dependingonwhich part of the finger is brokenand how severethe breakis. It may be a fewmonths before full strength returns to the af