Fracture – Phalanx (Finger)
Phalanx Fractures are fractures of the small bones of the fingers. Finger fractures may result from a twisting injury, a fall, a crush injury, or direct contact in sports. Symptoms may include swelling, tenderness, deformity, inability to move finger, shortened finger, and/or a finger crossing over its neighbor. The goal of treatment is to realign the bone so that proper healing can take place. Depending on the alignment of the break, your surgeon may or may not recommend surgery. Usually after realigning the finger bone, a splint can be placed to keep it in position for healing.