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    Exclamation Finger Injury- Doctor Worthy?

    I crushed/ripped my left ring finger while doing some mechanic work.

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    It hurts and is still bleeding a bit 90 minutes later. Is it worth seeing a doctor or should I just toughen up? My main concern is whether or not it is broken. I can bend the finger and straighten it out.

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    I'd get an x-ray. I've had foot and finger fractures that I neglected to have diagnosed that ended up causing some problems later.

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    You're screwed. I'd go ahead and amputate immediately.
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    I've done that about 10 times. You don't need a doctor for that boo boo.

    Peroxide and a bandage will do. It probably doesn't feel great now but you will be fine.
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    Disinfect with topical ayahuasca and bandage with moss and birch bark. Should be good
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    tourniquet?
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    That's nothing! But I would go get X-Rays for sure. I'm lucky to have mine still.


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    If you have ins., go to a Dr.
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    Rub some dirt on it.

    At least that's what my junior varsity HS football coach used to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    You're screwed. I'd go ahead and amputate immediately.
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    Doctor here--I don't think you need to go to the doctor, since you can bend the tip. If the bone is broken it won't change the treatment. Clean it well, put some antibiotic ointment on it and a bandaid. You might get a fingertip splint from the drugstore to protect it while you work. If there's more bleeding under the nail a doc could drill through the nail to let the blood out. Or you can google how to do it yourself.

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    I'm with OG--it doesn't look too bad, the bone may be cracked but isn't crushed so treat conservatively. Save the doc for a day or two from now when it's the size of a grape and the throbbing is killing you, or man up and DIY it: https://windhamhospital.org/health-c...tail?id=zm6154

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    Gimp central brah

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    Did a walk in at the local primary care office.

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    They soaked the finger for like 15 minutes in saline and disinfectant.

    The nail was cut across the top and ripped out on the side. Doc said it needs either stitches or a glues on t strap bandage. I opted for t strap. I'm going to lose the nail for sure, but it's hopefully ok.

    She thinks it may be broken, but as oldgoat said she doesn't think it would change treatment that much. She mentioned an x-ray could be helpful, but decided to wait depending on pain/inflammation tomorrow.

    I'm glad to have to nail glued on for now. It was worth the hour of time and $25 co pay to see a doc.

    Thanks all.

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    finger tips are over rated
    that's why you have ten so you can lose a few and not miss them

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    finger tips are over rated
    that's why you have ten so you can lose a few and not miss them
    My grand parents and Great grand parents were all farmers on my mom's side. The men of those generations were all missing multiple digits or parts of. Kind of weird to look at as a little boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seano732 View Post
    Ronnie Lott is that you???
    "chop that thing the fuck off and get back in there"
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    would you please stop posting bloody pictures!!!

    And go see Dr. Viola at Steadman, otherwise yer gonna die.
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    A good way to help speed healing to poor blood flow areas is contrast baths. Maybe more/less effective on bone healing but helpful with tendon or ligament injuries. Also those little ring things that you can roll around the joint that is nothing you. Not a doctor but hurt myself a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    would you please stop posting bloody pictures!!!

    And go see Dr. Viola at Steadman, otherwise yer gonna die.
    ummmm no

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post

    If there's more bleeding under the nail a doc could drill through the nail to let the blood out. Or you can google how to do it yourself.
    I did the drill procedure on myself once. Got a fingernail good and after 3 days the pressure was just constant, the throbbing getting intense.All Blakked out.

    Boss says drill it.

    WTF? I say...so's I put a skinny bit in the dewalt, turn the speed to low and get busy. My main concern was popping through and jabbing the ultra tender skin beneath, ouch, that's gonna hurt the most.
    After about 30 revolutions, it pops through, blood squirts about a foot into the air and oh holy shit does it feel a gazillion times better immediately.

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    Doctor here, if you had come to see me I would have shot you like any injured horse.

    If you were a labrador I would have just told you to harden the fuck up.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djongo Unchained View Post
    I did the drill procedure on myself once. Got a fingernail good and after 3 days the pressure was just constant, the throbbing getting intense.All Blakked out.

    Boss says drill it.

    WTF? I say...so's I put a skinny bit in the dewalt, turn the speed to low and get busy. My main concern was popping through and jabbing the ultra tender skin beneath, ouch, that's gonna hurt the most.
    After about 30 revolutions, it pops through, blood squirts about a foot into the air and oh holy shit does it feel a gazillion times better immediately.
    I had a big toe crushed in my boot after a rough landing one time and blood gathered under the nail. I show it to my dad and he proceeds to gather his materials: pliers, a needle, and a lighter. You can surmise the ensuing pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post
    I had a big toe crushed in my boot after a rough landing one time and blood gathered under the nail. I show it to my dad and he proceeds to gather his materials: pliers, a needle, and a lighter. You can surmise the ensuing pain.
    Way too complicated; paperclip and a match. multiple toe and fingernails.
    Evolution's missing in action - we shouldn't have those worthless vestigial anachronisms.

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