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Posted by: Lisa | 2008/09/26

Injured Finger

I injured my index finger 7 weeks ago. Car door closed on it. I had 7 stitches. The wound has healed. The skin is still tender but the finger itself is still slightly swollen and a bit skew. I can not completey straighten it. The Doc said that it was not broken. Why is it still swollen and painful?

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Dear Lisa

Thank you for visiting health24.com.

Unfortunately, such an injury can take up to 21 days to heal completely. It will however, be a good idea to have an x-ray taken to determine if the digit is broken and to determine the amount of bone bruising. This will give an indication of how long it will take to heal.

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Dr Anrich Burger

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