Smashed fingers is an injury involving trauma to one or more fingers.
Finger(s) - smashed; Crushed digits
If an injury to a finger occurs at the tip and does not involve the joint or nail bed, you may not need the help of a doctor. If the tip of your finger bone is broken, your doctor may not recommend a splint.
If the injury is more towards the palm or involved the joint, be sure to seek medical help right away.
Finger(s) can be smashed by a hammer blow, a car door, a desk drawer, a baseball, or some other force.
Review Date: 06/04/2011
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.