Our fingertips play a huge role in our day-to-day activities. A fingertip injury due to blunt force trauma or a crush injury can be incredibly painful and make it impossible to perform the simplest tasks. Finding fast, effective treatment for fingertip injuries is important to ensure that permanent damage or scarring doesn’t occur. Turn to the expert hand specialists at TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine for customized care you can count on.
Fingertip injuries can affect the bones at the ends of the fingers (distal phalanges), the fingernails or the soft pads of the fingers. Crush injuries are the most common causes of injury to the tip of the finger, but cuts and dislocations can also occur. Some injuries can affect the sensory nerves in the fingertips, which is why it’s essential to get the right treatment for fingertip injuries.
Types of fingertip injuries include:
The most common causes of fingertip injuries include:
Symptoms of a fingertip injury will depend on the cause of the injury, but may include:
When the fingertip or nail bed sustains an injury, common treatments include:
Certain risk factors can increase your chances of sustaining a fingertip injury, including:
It’s impossible to prevent accidents that can cause fingertip injuries, but taking the following precautions may reduce your risk:
Fast treatment for fingertip injuries is necessary to prevent long-term damage to the joint or sensory nerves of the fingertips. Get connected with a specialist who can evaluate your condition create a customized treatment plan. Learn more or make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist: Call TriHealth at 513 246 2300 or our orthopedic partner, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, at 513 961 HAND or 513 961 4263.