Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Finger Fracture
If you've fractured a finger, you've broken one or more of the finger bones we call "phalanges." Each individual bone is called a "phalanx." You've got three in each finger, and two in each thumb. They are supported by a network of soft tissues that can also be damaged during a fracture.
What is a finger fracture?
This detailed video describes a finger fracture, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Some fractures can be treated with a splint or a cast, but a severe fracture may need surgery. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that's right for you.