- What is the best treatment option? Do I need to wear a splint?
- How long before I can expect relief from my symptoms?
- When can I return to my sport/activity?
- How do I prevent a similar injury in the future?
- What should I do if the pain and/or swelling gets worse?
Acute Finger Injuries: Part II. Fractures, Dislocations, and Thumb Injuries by JC Leggit, LTC, MC, USA, and CJ Meko, CAPT, MC, USA (American Family Physician March 01, 2006, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060301/827.html)
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