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What to do if broken finger didn't heal properly ?

2 weeks ago I broke my finger and went to the ER to get it checked out. The doctor told me to keep it wrapped/splinted for 2 weeks and then take it off. He said no follow-up unless I noticedd anything strange or it was still bothering me. Today I unwrapped it and everything felt fine although there was still some bruising. I later noticed that when I try to straighten my finger that it bends backwards kind of like I m double jointed but it wasn t like that before. My finger is still I little bit sore but I figured that it was just from not being able to move it for so long. Why does it bend backwards like this? Did it maybe not heal properly? Should I be going to my doctor to have it checked out?
Asked On : Sun, 1 Apr 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for writing your query
My advice for you would be go back to the ER and discuss about to have it strapped/splinting it for another 2 weeks .Take diet which support early bone healing like calcium and vitamin D which are present in milk and milk products.
Take care
Answered: Sun, 23 Mar 2014
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