Finger Fracture

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Are you concerned that you may have a fractured or broken finger?

Gently check for pain and tenderness in your finger to explore whether or not it may be broken. If your finger is swollen and bruising, and if you’re having trouble moving it at all without pain – of if it appears deformed in terms of its position – the likelihood is that you may have a fracture. Symptoms of a sprained finger may also include swelling and bruising. You most likely will still able to bend the joint.

Fingers have the highest risk of injury of all the parts of the hand. You can injure your finger while working with a tool, such as a hammer or a saw. Your finger can break when a fast-moving object hits your hand, such as a baseball. Slamming your hand in a door or putting your hands out to break a fall can also cause damage to your finger. The nature of the injury and the strength of the bone determine whether a fracture occurs.

It is important to seek treatment for a broken/fractured finger as soon as possible in order to increase the probability of proper healing. Early treatment will also help minimize pain and stiffness and ensure that you once again have good range of motion when your fracture heals. An X-ray will be taken to determine if there is a fracture, where the fracture is located, and the severity of the injury.

Signature Medical Group’s practitioners are board-certified orthopedic surgeons whose expertise, experience, and leadership in their profession translate into exceptional medical care and treatment for you.

If you have experienced a finger injury and feel you may have a fracture, contact one of our St. Louis or Kansas City orthopedic practices for evaluation and treatment.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Robert G. Medler, MD

Robert G. Medler

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Christopher W. Palmer

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Trauma

J. Clinton Walker, MD

J. Clinton Walker

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Nathanael S. Olson, DO

Nathanael S. Olson

St. Louis, MO

  • Hand and Wrist
  • Orthopedics

Nathan M. Fisher, DO

Nathan M. Fisher

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Robert H. Sigmund, MD

Robert H. Sigmund

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine

Suzanne G. Elton, MD

Suzanne G. Elton

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Stephen V. Hiatt, MD

Stephen V. Hiatt

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow
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Locations

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
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913-381-5225

Signature Orthopedics - Chesterfield

Signature Orthopedics - Chesterfield
121 St. Luke’s Center Drive
Suite 302
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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314-849-0311

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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913-381-5225

Signature Orthopedics - South County

Signature Orthopedics - South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311