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Do I take DD to A&E? (Pic)

(7 Posts)
ThomasRichard Mon 04-Apr-16 17:49:43

3yo DD fell yesterday and bent back her finger. Today it's very swollen and bruised (the pic doesn't show the bruising very well) but she can move it normally and says it doesn't hurt.

This evening is the first time I've seen it as she's been at her dad's. I'd say it looked broken but for the normal movement and lack of pain. Any thoughts?

AnyFucker Mon 04-Apr-16 19:22:16

It's impossible to know without an Xray

It looks like it could be broken. I would get it Xrayed to make sure it is not angulated. If it isn't they will just strap it to the neighbouring finger.

Byrdie Mon 04-Apr-16 19:28:46

Do you have a minor injuries unit near you?

ThisFenceIsComfy Mon 04-Apr-16 19:32:32

My DS did this. It wasn't broken, and he was the same, no pain, and normal movement.

It's your call though

Fraggleyourock Mon 04-Apr-16 19:58:54

What AF said... I think it's a case of 'rather be safe than sorry'. Could be fine but might not be. Looks like it must have been very painful at the time, regardless! Bless your DD!

acupofteafortwoormore Mon 04-Apr-16 20:04:43

Yes to minor injuries or OOH GP who if they think it's needed can send you on to A&E or strap it to the other one in two places top & bottom with medical tape & see practice nurse or GP tomorrow morning.

ThomasRichard Mon 04-Apr-16 20:49:17

Sorry for disappearing! I phoned 111 in the end and talked it through with a nurse, who said it sounded ok as she could move it normally and wasn't in pain but to take her to A&E immediately if it turned white/blue/cold or if DD was in pain. DD's now fast asleep but I'll keep an eye on her and if the swelling/bruising gets worse I'll take her to be seen by someone or other.

We don't have a minor injuries clinic near us but at A&E they triage you to the urgent GP clinic next door if needed. It's a great system.

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