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Opinions on this pinky finger

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S0uthernBelle Fri 14-Jun-19 22:50:05

Husband was in goal last night and hurt his pinky finger. I think he’s broken said finger but he is refusing to seek medical attention. What do you think? I’ve attached pictures that I took tonight.

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S0uthernBelle Sat 15-Jun-19 08:19:27


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Teachermaths Sat 15-Jun-19 08:23:36

I genuinely can't even tell what you're talking about. I can't work out which one is supposed to be broken.

Biancadelrioisback Sat 15-Jun-19 08:28:26


beckslovestimmy Sat 15-Jun-19 08:28:58

I don't think he needs medical attention even if is broken. Just strap it to the next finger if it's really sore. It doesn't look swollen or bruised but that may take a while to come out.

wobytide Sat 15-Jun-19 08:31:19

It's like a pregnancy test thread squinting to try and see a line

If that's after 24 hours there is no bruising or swelling. Probably just sprained

AlpacaP1cnic Sat 15-Jun-19 10:12:36

Your husband is right in not wasting medics time for this one.

Nogodsnomasters Sat 15-Jun-19 13:35:01

To me the one on the left does look slightly swollen and a bit red but all they can do for a broken finger is strap it down anyway which he could do at home. There is no bruising and the swelling is minimal so I'd just ice it a bit and strap it at home. At most advice from a pharmacist but I would not seek proper medical advice for this.

Greybeardy Sat 15-Jun-19 15:40:38

There’s no point in comparing his hand with someone else’s (?yours)... need to compare with his other hand.

There’s no way to tell if there’s a fracture from the outside and not all finger fractures are managed conservatively. Not all injuries are bony either - there are soft tissues to think about too. The decision about whether it needs anything doing would usually be based on things like examination findings/x-ray findings (eg joint involvement, angulation, etc)/dominant hand or not. There seems to be a popular misconception in MN that ‘they never do anything for broken fingers (and toes) so time you might as well just buddy strap it’- this is not true.

This would be exactly the sort of thing a minor injuries unit would be designed for, but if he prefers to see how it goes without then that’s his choice.
(COI - not an orthopod or ED doc)

Nogodsnomasters Sat 15-Jun-19 23:49:24

greybeardy lol I think that is his other hand and he has his wrists crossed over one another.

LoafofSellotape Sat 15-Jun-19 23:59:33

I'd leave it a couple of days and see then. Doesn't look alarming at all.

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