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I think I've broken my finger or damaged the ligaments - will it heal by itself?

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
I was just making the kids bed and put my hand between the bed and the wall and I heard a crunch. When I pulled my hand out my middle finger is drooping at the tip and it is pretty sore. It won't straighten up by itself, but it doesn't hurt the tip if I straighten it myself.
I just wonder whether it will mend by itself and will I get the full use of it again or am I left with a droopy finger??
I will go to the Doc on Monday, but I'm not hanging out at A&E tonight ! Any useful help - I'd be grateful.
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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banned#1
A and E
1 Like #2
i fractured 3 fingers years ago, fell out of a taxi (long story!) went to A&E the next day and they just strapped them together, waste of time TBO. try strapping it up, loosely though as it may swell.
#3
I guess you are pretty familiar with the DGH then?!
1 Like #4
Get to A&E now before the drunks start rolling in 9pm onwards, sat in an A&E on a weekend night when its full of drunks is no fun, believe me, especially with a little one in tow.
1 Like #5
yes, they will always heal but you need to keep them in a splint so it stops the body part from moving , because if you keep moving it, it will slow the healing process but best to leave it to a qualified professional to diagnose and patch you up
#6
I'll try strapping it. Makes typing a bit difficult....
banned#7
franbo60
I guess you are pretty familiar with the DGH then?!


yeah was in there with my son for 3 days a few weeks ago
#8
It's down the road from me!
banned 1 Like #9
not to far to go then i'm up the hydneye
1 Like #10
Sounds like you've snapped your extensor tendon. In most cases it'll just need splinting and time to heal.

You can find more info here: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/23069102/
1 Like #11
Small world! I'm in Roselands. I've got 3 kids and OH is out so I will leave A & E tonight - maybe go along in the morning. Hope your son is ok.
#12
Sounds like what's called mallet finger, it's a common finger tip injury that will heel, but it needs to be put into a splint for 6-8 weeks. sometimes the finger tip remains dropy.
I would attend your local emergency /minor injury unit for treatment.
banned#13
he is ok now thanks had a very very nasty cut on his knee right to the bone took 1 hour to put him back together and 60 odd stitches
#14
God I'm turning into a right mess - I'm getting a tooth pulled on Tuesday, got a droopy finger...what's next to go??
#15
franbo60
God I'm turning into a right mess - I'm getting a tooth pulled on Tuesday, got a droopy finger...what's next to go??


Well you could pull your droopy....Oh never mind:whistling:
#16
Worldwide about 50 million people must have died today or had life shattering injuries.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm - broken finger - not so bad maybe.
Strap your finger up till tomorrow and then get down A & E tomorrow.
Happy healing!
#17
That's exactly it LCS2008! You've hit the nail on the head! I feel better knowing it should heal if it is strapped properly, so I will go to A & E tomorrow and get that done. Thanks for the info.:thumbsup:
#18
Follow up. A & E this morning. It is a mallett finger and they have strapped it up for 6 weeks.Tendons should be mended by then. Thanks for all advice. Rep left. :thumbsup:

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