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Hand smashed in car door. X-ray normal. Indent under knuckle. Severe pain. What could be wrong?

I smashed my hand in my car door last night. got x-rays a few hours after and nothing was broken they said. I am in a lot of pain and have an indent under the knuckle of my right pointer finger where it is killing me. they want me to go to a hand specialist but what could be wrong. do i need an mri , did i break my knuckle. help, in lots of pain
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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The indent under the knuckle with a severe pain could be due to a tendon injury in the area. You need to consult an orthopedician even if no fracture has been detected on X-ray.
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Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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