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Hairline fracture in finger - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2009
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hey i fell down some stairs a couple of weeks ago n hurt my ring finger and my middle finger i went to the hospital n they x-rayed it n i had a hairline fracture to my middle finger but supposedly my ring finger was ok well now the ring finger on the joint closest to the knuckle is like arched n looks kinda messed up and i cant bend both fingers into a fist it doesnt hurt and i mean i work every night and it really doesnt bother me unless it gets hit i guess my question is what could be wrong with my hand worst case and best case and will i ever be able to bent them normally again?
Doctor :   ok
User :   please help me i have no money or insurance
Doctor :   i will help u in this
Doctor :   can i ask few Q
User :   sure
Doctor :   wats your aga
User :   21
Doctor :   age
User :   21
Doctor :   do yu have swelling or pain in the wrist
User :   no
Doctor :   are range of movements normal
User :   in the wrist yes
Doctor :   can yu extend and flex the wrist
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   are yu on any medicataions
User :   no
Doctor :   any investigations done
Doctor :   yu may need a course of physical therapy
Doctor :   for 10- 15 days
Doctor :   on alternate days
User :   it almost looks like its jamed

User :   i can move the fingers i just cant make a fist
Doctor :   yes the movements can be improved after therapy
Doctor :   yu may need X-ray

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