Because the hand is a finely coordinated tool that must function correctly for so many everyday activities, the Orthopaedic Specialists of New Orleans advise that even a relatively minor finger injury can lead to some loss of function.
Finger injuries are common and range from minor cuts and scrapes to wounds with major damage to bone, tendons, and ligaments. If not treated properly by a New Orleans orthopaedic specialist, serious finger injuries can lead to permanent deformity and loss of function. Careful treatment will allow for a faster and more complete recovery.
Although bleeding, bruising, deformity, or swelling of an injured finger may be obvious, significant injuries may be present that are not obvious right away. Some symptoms, such as the redness, pus, and fever of an infection, will not develop for hours to days.
Our New Orleans orthopaedic specialist will examine the patient’s hand, including testing strength, sensation, and range of motion of the injured area. If the orthopaedic surgeon suspects a fracture, or a foreign body such as glass or metal in the wound, X-rays may be ordered.
We want to be your trusted Orthopaedic Specialists of New Orleans. If you are experiencing any problems with your fingers, please call our office at (504) 897-7877 and a member of our caring staff will be happy to help you.
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