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Fracture of the finger

Also known as Finger Fracture

Fracture of the finger is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with fracture of the finger, 69% report having hand or finger pain, 54% report having foot or toe pain, and 35% report having hand or finger swelling. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of fracture of the finger are hand or finger pain, hand or finger swelling, and hand or finger stiffness or tightness, although you may still have fracture of the finger without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with fracture of the finger often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, wound care management, suturing of wound, traction; splints; and other wound care, physical therapy exercises and orthopedic casting .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with fracture of the finger include cefazolin, nitrous oxide, lidocaine topical product, isoflurane (terrell), potassium perchlorate, acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine, dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine, lecithin, ephedrine (kie), metaproterenol (alupent) and chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for fracture of the finger include age 5-14 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get fracture of the finger.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
2.7x
15-29 years
1.3x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.0x
Other
1.0x
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