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Smashed fingers

  • Definition

    Smashed fingers is an injury involving trauma to one or more fingers.


    Alternative Names

    Finger(s) - smashed; Crushed digits


    Considerations

    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.


    Causes

    Finger(s) can be smashed by a hammer blow, a car door, a desk drawer, a baseball, or some other force.