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Crushed Fingers

Information about Crushed Fingers

We Have to Know about the Crushed Fingers

  • Injury to the fingers

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Bleeding in fingers and unable to move the fingers?

Causes of Crushed Fingers

  • Occupational injuries (factories, etc.)
  • Accidents

Do’s and Don’ts of Crushed Fingers

  • Use an ice pack to reduce pain and swelling. Keep the ice on it for 15 minutes a couple of times an hour for the first few hours after smashing it. Don’t keep ice on too long or you can develop frostbite

Signs & Symptoms of Crushed Fingers

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling of the affected fingers
  • Open wounds in most of the cases

Medical advice for Crushed Fingers

  • If the injury involves more than the fingertip, the person should see a doctor
  • Finger is deformed
  • The finger is severely swollen

Risk factors of Crushed Fingers

  •  Age
  • Genetics
  • Tallness
  • Weight change
  • Mobility
  • Self-rated health
  • History of fracture

Treatment for Crushed Fingers

  • Most of the cases require surgery

Self-care for Crushed Fingers

  • Apply an ice pack to reduce the swelling

Investigations for Crushed Fingers

  • X- rays
  • Lab tests
Swelling of the affected fingers
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