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Broken finger or thumb

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Symptoms of a broken finger or thumb include pain, swelling and bruising. It may also look blue or feel numb.

Treatment for a broken finger or thumb usually involves wearing a splint, taking painkillers and rest. More serious breaks may need surgery.

Treatment for a broken finger or thumb usually involves wearing a splint, taking painkillers and rest. More serious breaks may need surgery.

A broken finger or thumb is an injury where a bone in your finger or thumb is broken (fractured).

Page last reviewed: 10/04/2019
Next review due: 10/04/2022