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Broken finger or thumb – NHS
Get medical advice as soon as possible if you think you have broken a finger or thumb. It may need treatment to heal properly.
A broken bone is also known as a fracture.
Check if you have a broken finger or thumb
It can be hard to tell if a finger is broken, dislocated or badly sprained. You’ll probably need an X-ray.
Urgent advice: Get advice from 111 now if:
You have had an injury and your finger or thumb is:
- painful, swollen and bruised
- stiff or difficult to move
111 will tell you what to do. They can tell you the right place to get help if you need to see someone.
Go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111.
Other ways to get help
Go to an urgent treatment centre
Urgent treatment centres are places you can go if you need to see someone now.
They’re also called walk-in centres or minor injuries units.
You may be seen quicker than you would at A&E.
Find an urgent treatment centre
Immediate action required: Go to A&E if:
You have had an injury and the finger or thumb:
- is pointing at an odd angle
- looks blue or feels numb
- is cut and you can see bone through it
- is cut and there’s bone poking out of it
If you cannot get to A&E by yourself, call 999 and ask for an ambulance.
While you’re waiting to see a doctor
- try not to move the finger or thumb – it may help to tape it to the finger next to it
- lift your hand up to reduce swelling
- apply an ice pack (or a bag of frozen peas) wrapped in a tea towel for 15 to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours to reduce swelling
- if there’s a cut, cover it with a clean dressing
- take a painkiller, such as paracetamol (but do not take ibuprofen until a doctor has confirmed your finger or thumb is broken)
- remove any rings from the affected hand
Treatments for a broken finger or thumb
A doctor or nurse might:
- try to straighten your finger – they’ll give you an injection of local anaesthetic to numb the pain
- put your finger in a splint or cast, or strap it to another finger to keep it in position
- give you a tetanus injection or antibiotics if there’s a cut to prevent infection
You may need surgery for complicated breaks – for example, if it’s broken in lots of places or the nerves are damaged.
You may be invited back for a follow-up appointment to check how your finger or thumb is healing.
Things you can do to help
There are some things you can do to ease pain and speed up healing of a broken finger or thumb:
take a painkiller, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, to relieve pain
keep your hand up to reduce swelling – rest it on a cushion or a pillow
gently hold an ice pack (or a bag of frozen peas) wrapped in a tea towel on the finger or thumb for 15 to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours
How long it takes to recover from a broken finger or thumb
A broken finger or thumb usually heals within 2 to 8 weeks, but it can take longer.
It may be 3 to 4 months before full strength returns to your hand.
Once it’s healed, use your finger or thumb as normal. Moving it will stop it getting stiff.
Your doctor may be able to give you some gentle hand exercises.
Ask your doctor when you can return to contact sports or other activities that put a lot of strain on your fingers.
Non-urgent advice: See a GP if:
- you’re worried the break is not healing properly
- the pain and swelling has not started to ease after a few days
- it hurts to use the finger or thumb once the cast or strapping is off
Page last reviewed: 10 April 2019
Next review due: 10 April 2022
Broken Finger Recovery | Treating a Broken Finger
Your fingers put up with a lot. They poke, prod, pick up objects, hold objects, and so much more. If you break a finger, everyday tasks can become complicated. And not only are things awkward to do with the splint or brace on your finger, you have to deal with the pain of the fracture too.
Luckily, broken fingers usually heal well and the incident quickly becomes history. Learn what to expect while your broken finger heals and how long this might take.
Initial Treatment for a Broken Finger
Once a cast or splint is applied to your broken finger, you will likely still feel pain for at least a few days. Ask your doctor what you can take to relieve the pain. Usually, over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers are sufficient, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
Treatment advice for the first few days:
Keep your hand elevated above the level of your heart as much as possible. This helps reduce swelling. The more your finger is swollen, the more it may hurt.
If the tip of your finger is visible, check it regularly to ensure there is good blood flow throughout your finger. It should feel as warm as the skin elsewhere and it should be a healthy skin color, not too pale or too dark. If your finger is colder than the others or the color doesn’t look right, speak with your doctor as soon as you can. It’s possible the splint or cast is too tight.
If you have a splint that allows you to feel ice, consider applying an ice pack to your finger a few times a day for about 20 minutes at a time for the first few days after the fracture. This will help reduce swelling. Wrap the ice pack in a cloth so it doesn’t directly touch the skin.
Your doctor may want you to have X-rays of your finger a week or two after the splint or cast is applied. This is to ensure the bones are in place and healing. Do not remove your splint, even to bathe, unless your doctor has said you can. Instead, cover your finger with a cast cover, which you can purchase at many stores or online, or even a plastic bag sealed shut with duct tape. Do not leave this on for longer than necessary. Air needs to circulate around your hand and fingers.
Caring for Your Finger Splint
Your splint protects your finger by keeping the three phalangeal bones in your finger aligned and immobile. Keep your splint dry, which means covering it with plastic or a special cover whenever it could get wet. Don’t put anything between the splint and your finger, either something hard to scratch an itch, or powder or deodorant. These can irritate the skin and cause a wound, which could go undetected for a while and become infected.
If you are allowed to remove your splint for short periods, ensure your finger is clean and completely dry before putting it back on.
Recovering from Finger Surgery
Sometimes a finger fracture requires surgery. If this is the case, you will be referred to an orthopedic surgeon. Reasons for surgery could include:
Complicated fracture that needs to be set
Bone fragments in the finger that need to be removed
Damage to the tissues in the finger, such as tendons, blood vessels, and nerves
The fracture is unstable and you need a pin inserted
Once the surgery is over and the splint or cast is applied, you will receive care instructions. In addition to the regular fracture care (keeping it dry and intact), you will also need to watch for signs of infection. These include:
The pain worsens rather than eases after a few days.
Discharge or pus is leaking from the splint or cast.
Foul odor is coming from under the splint or cast.
Red, warm skin around your finger is visible.
Fever not due to cold or flu.
If you suspect you may have an infection, contact your doctor as quickly as possible to avoid complications.
Tips and Tricks While Your Finger Is Healing
Not being able to use your finger can be frustrating. We often don’t know how much we rely on our fingers until we can’t use them. Here are some tips that may help you during the healing process:
Wear pants and tops without zippers or buttons.
Use a dry shampoo.
Ask someone to put foods and drinks in containers that are easy to open.
Try using voice recognition software on your computer, or virtual assistants on your phone or tablet.
After the Splint or Cast Is Removed
Once you have permission to remove your splint or your cast is removed, you still need to be careful. The bone in your finger may not be completely healed yet and you don’t want to injure it again. Since you’ve not been using your finger for several weeks, your doctor may recommend that you see a physical therapist or may provide you with a list of exercises to perform at home to strengthen it again.
Complications to Watch for If You Broke Your Finger
Complications from finger fracture could include:
Stiff joint, especially if you broke your knuckle. Exercises and physical therapy can help you regain full range of motion.
Osteomyelitis, a bone infection, particularly if you had surgery.
Failure to heal, called nonunion. The bone may not heal properly. If this occurs, your doctor may recommend surgery to realign the bone.
Damage to the blood vessels or nerves. If your finger feels numb or it doesn’t seem to have good blood circulation, this could be due to damage to the blood vessels or nerves.
Post-traumatic arthritis, a form of osteoarthritis following an injury.
Jammed vs. Broken Finger: How Can I Tell?
A jammed finger is an incredibly common injury, especially if you play sports. While jammed fingers may be common, they can also be extremely painful and may require medical attention. Below, you can learn how to tell if you have a jammed finger or if the injury might be more severe.
Anatomy of the Finger
Your finger is made up of three different joints. These different joints are supported by ligaments, called collateral ligaments. When you jam your finger, it’s usually because one of these ligaments has been sprained or injured. If the bone fractures, you have a broken finger.
Jammed Finger Signs and Symptoms
A jammed finger or broken joint will cause pain, swelling, and immobility of the finger. Swelling may occur and last for a few weeks. The swelling should go down after a few weeks, but the swelling may persist depending on the severity of the injury. You may even notice decreased pain and increased mobility even though your finger is still swollen.
How to Alleviate Pain from a Jammed Finger
Always see a medical professional if you believe you have a serious injury. In the meantime, these at-home methods can help alleviate the pain associated with a jammed finger.
- Take Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen can reduce swelling and help the pain, even for a broken or jammed finger. Read the instructions on the bottle closely and follow the dosage recommendations there.
- Test your finger’s mobility. If you try to move or bend your finger and feel a sharp pain and experience a lack of motion, you may have a broken finger. If this is the case, see a doctor right away.
- Rest the injured finger. One of the most important things is to rest your finger. If you have an injured, jammed or broken finger, you may harm or increase the severity of the injury by moving it. Rest is one of the keys to success.
- Ice the jammed finger. Wrap ice in a paper towel or cloth and place it on your injured finger. This will help reduce the swelling. If possible, ice for 20 minutes every hour.
- Tape your fingers. Tape your injured finger to the finger beside it. This will immobilize your jammed finger and serve as a splint. Taping your fingers together will help secure the healing process by lessening injuries to your jammed finger.
When Should You See a Doctor for a Jammed Finger?
Jammed fingers are very common but unfortunately often overlooked. While resting and icing your jammed finger can help reduce the pain and swelling, if your symptoms persist, it could require hand surgery. Do not hesitate to call a doctor.
What Causes a Broken Finger?
Your fingers are one of the easiest parts of your body to break. You can break bones in your fingers by using tools, such as hammers and nails, etc., slamming them in a door, or catching a ball. One of the easiest ways to break your fingers is by bracing yourself when you fall and sticking your hands out in an attempt to catch yourself.
Signs and Symptoms of a Broken Finger
Broken fingers are hard to ignore. There is usually an intense pain after the incident and potentially a deformed finger. Here are some of the most common symptoms to watch out for if you think you have a broken finger.
- Swelling, Stiffness, and Bruising. Typically within five to ten minutes, you’ll experience swelling of your finger. You may also experience stiffness in the joint as you try to bend it, depending on the intensity of the fracture.
- Numbness. If your finger is numb, that means the nerves in your finger are being compressed. This may be due to swelling along with a severe fracture.
- Exposed Bone. If you can see your finger bone through your skin, the bone is definitely broken. You should go to the emergency room immediately.
Common Types of Fractures In a Broken Finger
A “broken bone” is actually the same thing as a fracture, and there are several types of fractures possible when your finger is injured.
- Avulsion Fracture. The ligament and tendon attached to the bone pull away from the main bone in your finger.
- Impacted Fracture. The broken ends of the bone move into each other.
- Shear Fracture. The bone splits into two pieces that move away from each other.
- Open Fracture. The bone is exposed through your skin.
- Closed Fracture. The bone breaks, but your skin is intact.
- Non-displaced/Stable Fracture. The bone will crack slightly or completely, but it doesn’t move.
- Displaced Fracture. The bone breaks in place and cannot line up again.
- Comminuted Fracture. The bone breaks in three or more places.
Broken Finger Treatment Options
At-Home Treatment Before You Go to the Doctor.
If you believe your finger may be broken, you should schedule an appointment with a doctor. You should also take care of your finger with these simple first-aid tips.
- Do not try to set the bone yourself or push the exposed bone back into the skin. If the bone of your finger is visible, go to the emergency room immediately.
- Stabilize your finger by creating a splint. You can do this with any firm object, such as a popsicle stick. Tape your finger or fingers around the popsicle stick to make sure they are stabilized.
- Apply an ice compress to your finger(s). Make sure to put a paper towel or washcloth in between the ice and your finger on your way to the emergency room.
Treatment at the Doctor’s Office.
At the doctor’s office, you will get an X-Ray to determine the type of fracture and where it is in your finger. After this, your treatment will depend on the type of fracture you have. Some treatments are as easy as taping two fingers together and forming a splint. Other procedures may require surgery. This really depends on the stability of your finger and how intense the fracture is.
If you are in a splint after seeing the doctor, it is important not to disturb or move your splint. Make sure to keep it clean and keep it elevated so it can heal properly. Try not to use the injured hand as much, as overuse of your injured finger may cause stress and pain. Listen to your doctor and take any follow-up appointments seriously.
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Broken Finger, Closed
You have a broken finger (fracture). This causes local pain, swelling, and bruising. This injury usually takes about 4 to 6 weeks to heal, but can take longer in some cases. Finger injuries are often treated with a splint or cast, or by taping the injured finger to the next one (buddy taping). This protects the injured finger and holds the bone in position while it heals. More serious fractures may need surgery. This would be done by an orthopedic surgeon. This is a surgeon who specializes in treating bone, muscle, joint, and tendon problems.
If the fingernail has been severely injured, it will probably fall off in 1 to 2 weeks. A new fingernail will usually start to grow back within a month.
Follow these guidelines when caring for yourself at home:
Keep your hand elevated to reduce pain and swelling. When sitting or lying down, keep your arm above the level of your heart. You can do this by placing your arm on a pillow that rests on your chest or on a pillow at your side. This is most important during the first 2 days (48 hours) after the injury.
Put an ice pack on the injured area. Do this for 20 minutes every 1 to 2 hours the first day for pain relief. You can make an ice pack by wrapping a plastic bag of ice cubes in a thin towel. As the ice melts, be careful that the cast or splint doesn’t get wet. Continue using the ice pack 3 to 4 times a day until the pain and swelling go away.
Keep the cast or splint completely dry at all times. Bathe with your cast or splint out of the water. Protect it with a large plastic bag, rubber-banded or taped at the top end. If a fiberglass cast or splint gets wet, you can dry it with a hair dryer.
If buddy tape was put on and it becomes wet or dirty, change it. You may replace it with paper, plastic, or cloth tape. Cloth tape and paper tapes must be kept dry. Keep the buddy tape in place for at least 4 weeks.
You may use acetaminophen or ibuprofen to control pain, unless another pain medicine was prescribed. If you have chronic liver or kidney disease, talk with your healthcare provider before using these medicines. Also talk with your provider if you’ve had a stomach ulcer or gastrointestinal bleeding.
Don’t put creams or objects under the cast if you have itching.
Follow up with your healthcare provider, or as advised. This is to make sure the bone is healing the way it should.
X-rays may be taken. You will be told of any new findings that may affect your care.
When to seek medical advice
Call your healthcare provider right away if any of these occur:
The plaster cast or splint becomes wet or soft
The cast or splint cracks
The fiberglass cast or splint stays wet for more than 24 hours
Pain or swelling gets worse
Redness, warmth, swelling, drainage from the wound, or foul odor from a cast or splint
Finger becomes more cold, blue, numb, or tingly
You can’t move your finger
The skin around the cast or splint becomes red or swollen
Fever of 100. 4ºF (38ºC) or higher, or as directed by your healthcare provider
Broken Finger – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Finger fractures come in many shapes and sizes. Most finger fractures have simple treatments, while others may require surgical treatment. What is most important is that finger fractures are appropriately diagnosed so the best treatment plan can be initiated. Our fingers are capable of very fine, coordinated motions, and disruption of this motion can have tremendous impacts on very normal activities such as eating, typing, or tying your shoes. Because of the importance of our fingers, all finger fractures should be evaluated by a doctor to determine appropriate treatment.
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Most finger fractures occur as a result of trying to break a fall, or pushing away from an object. Your fingers are often the first part of your body to come in contact with a wall, floor, or other object that can cause injury. Finger fractures also occur as a result of crush injuries. In addition, finger fractures can occur as the result of rotational or twisting injuries to the digit.
Sometimes a fracture can occur as a result of abnormal bone within the finger. This type of fracture is called a pathologic fracture and is the result of having a condition that causes weakening of the bone leading to susceptibility to fracture. Common causes of pathologic fractures in the finger include tumors, infection, and osteoporosis.
Signs of a broken finger include:
- Pain when touching the bone
- Swelling of the finger
- Bruising of the finger
- Difficulty bending the finger
- Deformity of the finger
Other problems of the fingers can have similar symptoms, including infections, dislocation, and tendon injuries. Therefore, it is important that you have an injury evaluated if you are unsure of the diagnosis.
There are many situations where fractures are best treated early after the injury, before any healing or scar tissue has developed.
It is not uncommon for someone to think they sprained their finger, when in reality they sustained a fracture that requires surgical treatment. If an injury is treated as a sprain, when in actuality it is a fracture that requires specific treatment, a delayed diagnosis can lead to a worse long-term outcome. Often, this means limited mobility or chronic deformity of a finger . For this reason, any suspicious injury to the finger should be evaluated by a physician to determine if an X-ray is needed.
If you have symptoms of a broken finger, your doctor will likely obtain an X-ray to determine if there is a fracture. Not all fractures show up well on a single X-ray, so it may be necessary to obtain multiple X-rays in different orientations if the diagnosis is unclear .
Examination of the injured finger is very helpful to guide treatment. Examination can help to determine if there is shortening or rotation of the digit as a result of the injury. As you will see, these are important factors in guiding treatment. Examination can also be helpful to ensure there is no tendon damage or other injury that could alter the treatment recommendations.
The choice of treatment of finger fractures depends on three primary factors:
- First, if the fracture involves one of the joints of the finger
- Second, if the fracture is “stable” or “unstable”
- Third, if there is a deformity of the finger
If the fracture involves a joint, it is important to ensure that the joint surfaces line up well. On the X-ray, your doctor will examine the joints of the fingers, and make sure there is no irregularity of the joint surface.
Second, it is important to know if the fracture is “stable” or “unstable.” To determine the stability of a fracture, your doctor will look at the pattern of the break on X-ray to predict if the fracture will tend to slip out of position over time, or stay in a stable position.
Finally, your doctor will look for deformities of the finger such as shortening and rotation. Your fingers on the injured hand should line up the same way as the fingers on your uninjured hand. This means if you straighten out all your fingers on both hands, they should come to the same length. Also, when you make a fist, your fingers should not cross, they should line up parallel to each other. Crossing of the fingers while making a fist is an indication that there may be a rotational deformity caused by the fracture .
If the joint surfaces do not line up well, if the fracture is unstable, or if there is a deformity that needs correction, surgery may be necessary to allow for optimal function after healing of the injury.
If no treatment is needed, a small splint may be applied to protect the injured finger. In some cases, the finger next to the injured finger can be used as a splint; in this scenario the two fingers are “buddy taped”.
When the broken finger is out of position, the deformity may need to be corrected, or “reduced.” Often this can be done under local anesthesia. In this case, an injection is given into the small nerves at the base of the finger. The injection anesthetizes the finger and allows your doctor to manipulate the fracture and correct the deformity.
If the fracture has caused joint incongruity, if it is unstable, or if the deformity cannot be corrected, then surgery may be necessary to realign and hold the broken fragments in place. Pins, plates, and screws can all be used to hold the fracture in the proper position. Finger fractures can be difficult to manage with surgery, as stiffness can be a common result after surgical intervention. Therefore, your doctor may recommend nonsurgical treatment even in some situations where the bone is not aligned perfectly. The reason is that stiffness can be a worse outcome than a subtle malalignment of the digit.
A Word From Verywell
Fractures are a common cause of pain and deformity of the fingers. Prompt and appropriate treatment of a fractured finger can help to ensure that people recover from these injuries with good function and mobility of their digits. While surgery is often necessary, the key to successful treatment seems to be getting back to moving the fingers to maintain function as soon as possible after the injury.
Is My Finger Broken or Bruised?
Fingers are among the most easily injured body parts. If you have a finger injury, schedule your appointment with an expert physician at Coastal Orthopedics, here. We all use our hands for most daily activities and our fingers are relatively fragile. So, whether it’s a sports injury or an accidental fall, injured fingers are common.
While fingers are easy to hurt, it can be difficult to diagnose the injury at home. Sometimes, what appears to be a simple bruise can be a broken finger and vice versa.
So, how can you tell? If you’re unsure if your finger is broken, read below to find out which injury you may have.
What are the Symptoms of a Broken Finger
When a finger is fractured, the bone has lost its integrity. Depending on the severity of the impact, a fractured finger could mean that it has a hairline crack or a completely shattered bone. A finger bone can become broken in many ways, though it generally occurs after some type of trauma or accident. Symptoms of a broken finger include:
- Severe pain
- Loss of range of motion
- Finger deformity
If the fracture is severe, these symptoms may not go away on their own.
Is My Finger Broken if I Can Bend It?
Even if you’re able to bend your finger, there’s still the chance that it is broken. Bending a broken finger will usually be very painful, but in some cases, you may still have full motion of your finger and only a dull pain even though it’s broken.
Within about 5-10 minutes of breaking your finger, you may notice bruising, swelling and possibly redness. As the swelling continues, it will become difficult to move the finger as it will become stiff. This swelling can also occur in the surrounding fingers. If the swelling continues and the finger becomes numb, there could be nerve damage or the nerves could be compressed due to the swelling.
How is a Broken Finger Diagnosed?
To diagnose a broken finger, your orthopedic doctor will need to perform multiple tests. The most common test that can show a broken finger is an X-ray. An X-ray will help the doctor evaluate the situation and the position of the broken bone in the finger.
What Should You Do if You Break Your Finger?
For most minor finger breaks or fractures, the best treatment is to apply a splint or tape the injured finger to its neighboring finger for support and to minimize movement. You may also want to apply ice to minimize the swelling, but make sure the ice isn’t applied directly to the skin, use a towel between the ice and your finger.
Always consult with an orthopedic doctor to make sure that using a splint is the best treatment. The doctor will need an X-ray to evaluate the bones in the finger and decide on the best treatment plan. Here’s more on jammed, slammed or broken finger first aid.
When Should I See a Doctor for a Broken Finger?
After injuring your finger, you should seek medical care if the pain, swelling and limited motion continue or if numbness begins. Go to your nearest emergency department right away if there are any lacerations, crushed tissues or if the bone is exposed.
If any of the following occurs, seek a healthcare provider right away:
- Increased pain or swelling
- If your hand or arm becomes cold, blue, numb or tingles
- Any signs of infection: warmth, drainage or increased redness
- Inability to move the finger or hand
- Bruising elsewhere for unknown reasons
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What are the Complications of a Broken Finger?
Allowing four to six weeks for your finger to heal by immobilizing it with a splint should be all a broken finger needs to recover. If this technique doesn’t work, there may be complications to the healing process. You should consult with your doctor to evaluate possible complications including:
- Joint stiffness – a common issue after treatment for a broken finger. Physical therapy may be the preferable procedure to regain your finger’s range of motion
- An abnormal turning of bones – during healing, the bones in the finger could turn abnormally which can cause the finger to become deformed
- Non-union – when the two ends of the bone do not heal together properly, leaving the area unstable
- Infection – if surgery was necessary to fix the break; post-operation infection is a possibility
How to Tell If Your Finger Is Bruised
A bruised finger can sometimes be just a painful as a fractured or broken finger. However, unlike a broken finger, there is no bone break or fracture. The impact it the injured finger causes bleeding under the skin. Symptoms of a bruised finger include:
- Loss of finger mobility
A bruised finger is also known as a finger contusion. These injuries can take a few days to a few weeks to heal. During the healing time, the bruise will change color from reddish to purple-blue, to greenish-yellow and finally to a yellow-brown before the bruise will fully go away.
Home care for a finger contusion:
Elevation: Elevate the hand above heart level to reduce pain and swelling. Elevating your hand is very important for at least the first 48 hours after injury.
Icing: Wrap an ice pack or bag of ice around the finger, making sure the ice does not directly touch the finger. Use a towel to make sure there’s something between the ice and finger. When applying ice to a finger contusion, leave the ice on the finger for 20 minutes, every 1-2 hours within the first 24 hours. Continue this process of applying ice for 20 minutes 3-4 times a day until the pain and swelling decreases.
Reduced Movement: Reduce the movement of the finger by using a splint or taping the finger to a finger beside it and adding gauze between the fingers to absorb any sweat.
Pain Medication: Unless you doctor supplied you with another pain medication, you can take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen to control pain. Always talk with your doctor before taking any medications if you have any medical conditions.
Other Finger Injuries
Some other common finger injuries include:
- Trigger Finger – a painful condition usually affecting the thumb or index finger. It is often seen in people who perform repeated movements of the fingers, such as musicians and people who grip tools for long periods of time. Click here to read about symptoms and treatment options for Trigger Finger.
- Mallet Finger – occurs when a sharp blow causes a tear in the extensor tendon. This injury is commonly associated with baseball players, it can happen to any athlete or physically active person whose fingertips are hit hard with a ball or any other unyielding object and are bent beyond their natural capacity. Read about mallet finger here.
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If you think your finger may be broken, contact an orthopedic doctor immediately. Read more about our expert physicians here.
You will need an X-ray to evaluate the severity of your injury. Some fractures may only need a splint and rest to heal, while others might need more extensive treatment.
Even if you are unsure whether your finger is broken, if you are experiencing severe pain, seek medical attention. Your finger may still be broken and using it, as usual, could worsen your condition. If you have suffered a recent trauma to your finger and believe it may be broken, visit Coastal Orthopedics today. Our physicians specialize in healing all types of bone fractures. Schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physicians, today.
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Types of Finger Injuries
- Cuts, Scrapes (skinned knuckles) and Bruises. These are the most common injuries.
- Jammed Finger. The end of a straightened finger or thumb receives a blow. Most often, this is from a ball. The energy is absorbed by the joint surface and the injury occurs there. This is called traumatic arthritis. For jammed fingers, always check that the fingertip can be fully straightened.
- Crushed or Smashed Fingertip. Most often, this is from a car door or a screen door. The end of the finger may get a few cuts or a blood blister. Sometimes, the nail can be damaged. Broken bones are not common with this kind of injury. If they do occur, they are at risk for a bone infection (osteomyelitis).
- Fingernail Injury. If the nailbed is cut, it needs sutures to prevent a deformed fingernail.
- Subungual Hematoma (Blood Clot under the Nail). Most often caused by a crush injury. This can be from a door crushing the finger. It can also be from a heavy object falling on the nailbed. Many are only mildly painful. Some are severely painful and throbbing. These need the pressure under the nail released. A doctor can put a small hole through the nail. This can relieve the pain and prevent loss of the fingernail.
- Dislocations. The finger has been pushed out of its joint.
- Fractures. Finger has a broken bone.
- Mild: your child feels pain and tells you about it. But, the pain does not keep your child from any normal activities. School, play and sleep are not changed.
- Moderate: the pain keeps your child from doing some normal activities. It may wake him or her up from sleep.
- Severe: the pain is very bad. It keeps your child from doing all normal activities.
When to Call for Finger Injury
Call Doctor or Seek Care Now
- Skin is split open or gaping and may need stitches
- Large swelling is present
- Blood under a nail is causing more than mild pain
- Fingernail is torn off
- Base of nail has popped out from under the skin fold
- Cut over knuckle of hand
- Dirt in the wound is not gone after 15 minutes of scrubbing
- Can’t open and close the hand or use the fingers normally
- Severe pain and not better 2 hours after taking pain medicine
- Age less than 1 year old
- You think your child has a serious injury
- You think your child needs to be seen, and the problem is urgent
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- You think your child needs to be seen, but the problem is not urgent
Contact Doctor During Office Hours
- Dirty cut and no tetanus shot in more than 5 years
- Clean cut and no tetanus shot in more than 10 years
- Pain not better after 3 days
- Not using the finger normally after 2 weeks
- You have other questions or concerns
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If your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.
Care Advice for Minor Finger Injuries
- What You Should Know About Finger Injuries:
- There are many ways that children can hurt their fingers.
- There are also many types of finger injuries.
- You can treat minor finger injuries at home.
- Here is some care advice that should help.
- Pain Medicine:
- To help with the pain, give an acetaminophen product (such as Tylenol).
- Another choice is an ibuprofen product (such as Advil).
- Use as needed.
- Bruised/Swollen Finger:
- Soak in cold water for 20 minutes.
- Repeat as needed.
- Small Cuts or Scratches:
- For any bleeding, put direct pressure on the wound. Use a gauze pad or clean cloth. Press down firmly on the place that is bleeding for 10 minutes. This is the best way to stop bleeding. Keep using pressure until the bleeding stops.
- Wash the wound with soap and water for 5 minutes.
- For any dirt in the wound, scrub gently.
- For any cuts, use an antibiotic ointment (such as Polysporin). No prescription is needed.
- Cover it with a bandage (such as Band-Aid). Change daily.
- Jammed Finger:
- Caution: Be certain range of motion is normal. Your child should be able to bend and straighten each finger. If movement is limited, your doctor must check for a broken bone.
- Soak the hand in cold water for 20 minutes.
- If the pain is more than mild, “buddy-tape” it to the next finger.
- Smashed or Crushed Fingertip:
- Wash the finger with soap and water for 5 minutes.
- For any cuts, use an antibiotic ointment (such as Polysporin). No prescription is needed.
- Cover it with a bandage (such as Band-Aid). Change daily.
- Torn Nail (from catching it on something):
- For a cracked nail without rough edges, leave it alone.
- For a large flap of nail that’s almost torn through, cut it off. Use a pair of scissors that have been cleaned. Cut along the line of the tear. Reason: Pieces of nail taped in place will catch on objects.
- Soak the finger for 20 minutes in cold water for pain relief.
- Use an antibiotic ointment (such as Polysporin). No prescription is needed. Then cover with a bandage (such as Band-Aid). Change daily.
- After about 7 days, the nailbed should be covered by new skin. It should no longer hurt. A new nail will grow in over 6 to 8 weeks.
- Remove Ring:
- Remove any ring that is on an injured finger.
- Reason: swelling may occur.
- Call Your Doctor If:
- Pain becomes severe
- Pain not better after 3 days
- Finger not normal after 2 weeks
- You think your child needs to be seen
- Your child becomes worse
And remember, contact your doctor if your child develops any of the ‘Call Your Doctor’ symptoms.
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Last Reviewed: 05/30/2021
Last Revised: 03/11/2021
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Traumatologist in Bryansk | Reception and consultation
Symptoms of a hip fracture
The most important thing, according to textbooks on surgery, is to understand in time that a hip fracture has occurred. There are several symptoms by which you can determine the presence of such a fracture. The first is the onset of pain that is concentrated in the groin area.
However, this pain is not very severe and the victim may not think that they have suffered a fracture.But when trying to move the injured limb, the pain increases dramatically. There is also an increase in pain if you try to lightly tap on the heel of the leg that has undergone the fracture.
The second symptom is an external turn, that is, the limb prone to fracture is turned outward. This becomes especially noticeable by the location of the foot.
The third symptom is that the limb becomes, as it were, shorter, or rather its length, in principle, does not change, but there is a relative shortening of its length in relation to the other leg by approximately 20-40mm.This phenomenon is due to the fact that when a muscle is fractured, contracting, as it were, pulls the broken limb closer to the pelvic region.
The fourth symptom is the so-called “sticky” heel. When trying to hold the injured limb on weight, the heel will constantly crawl along the surface on which the injured person lies, although other simple movements may well be doable. In rare cases, such fractures occur, after which the injured person is able to move independently for quite a long time.But such cases are extremely rare. The signs of a fracture in these cases are similar to those described above, however, the pain is not so pronounced, which allows the person to move.
Scaphoid fractures occur when falling on a bent hand, hitting the palm directly, or hitting a hard object with a fist. Usually the scaphoid bone breaks in two. Sometimes, simultaneously with a fracture of the scaphoid, a dislocation of the lunate bone occurs. Then such an injury is called de Quervain’s fracture-dislocation.The patient complains of soreness and swelling in the wrist joint from the side of the thumb. The stress on the first and second fingers increases the pain. The pain also increases when the hand is squeezed into a fist, which most often becomes impossible. To clarify the diagnosis, X-rays are taken in three projections.
A lunate fracture is rare. The mechanism of fracture is a fall on the hand or a direct blow to the hand. The patient complains of pain in the hand, aggravated by dorsal extension of the hand and by load on the third and fourth fingers.X-rays are taken to clarify the diagnosis.
Pisiform bone fracture
The mechanism of a pisiform bone fracture is a direct blow to the hand or a blow with the lateral surface of the hand on a hard object. The patient complains of pain in the lateral surface of the wrist joint, in the area of the little finger elevation. The pain increases when trying to bend the little finger or clench the hand into a fist. The diagnosis is made using X-rays in special projections.
Fracture of the first metacarpal bone
It occurs most commonly in metacarpal fractures and most commonly in men. The mechanism of injury is a direct hit with a bent first finger on a hard object.
- base fractures
- fractures of the diaphysis (middle part) of the first metacarpal bone.
Fractures of the base of the first metacarpal bone are intra-articular and extra-articular or transverse.The patient complains of pain in the area of the fracture.
The first finger is bent and pressed against the palm. Typically, there is marked edema and swelling in the area of damage. When probing a fracture, the pain intensifies sharply and you can feel a fragment in the “anatomical snuffbox”. If a small, triangular fragment of the first metacarpal bone remains in place and the bone is everted towards the radius, the fracture is called Bennett’s fracture. A fracture with dislocation, but many splinters, is called a Roland fracture.The diagnosis is clarified using X-rays in two projections.
Fracture of the diaphysis
Fracture of the diaphysis – the body of the first metacarpal bone is rare, since the bone is quite mobile. The mechanism of injury is usually a direct blow to the bone. The fracture can be with or without displacement. The patient is worried about pain in the area of injury, which increases when moving the first finger, with a load on the first finger.
Fractures of the phalanges of fingers
Fractures of the fingers are common, caused by direct impact or indirect injury.There are transverse, comminuted, helical, extra-articular and intra-articular fractures. The patient complains of pain in the broken finger, swelling and swelling of the finger. The movements in the finger are limited and sharply painful, especially the attempt to extend the finger. On examination, deformation and curvature of the finger are noticeable. The diagnosis is clarified by X-ray examination.
In case of rib fracture
Rib fractures account for up to 5% of all fractures. Due to the decrease in the elasticity of the ribs with age, ribs break more often in the elderly.
- Rib fractures occur:
- in a fall
- with a direct blow to the chest
- when compressing the chest.
A fracture of one rib is called isolated, a fracture of several ribs is called multiple. Distinguish: a crack is a subperiosteal fracture, when the bone tissue breaks, and the periosteum remains intact, a complete rib fracture. By themselves, rib fractures are not dangerous and heal quickly enough, the danger is associated with damage to internal organs.
A sternum fracture usually occurs as a result of a direct blow to the sternum, which is more common in car accidents. With a fracture, the body of the sternum is displaced upward and inward. The shape of the sternum becomes concave. The sternum is in the front of the chest. It is an elongated flat bone. It is tightly connected to the clavicle in the upper-lateral parts, and on the sides with the costal cartilage. The sternum is covered in front by a dense periosteum and strengthened by the transverse pectoral muscle, so fractures of the sternum are rare.
Usually, along with a fracture of the sternum, damage to the ribs occurs at the site of their attachment to the sternum in the area of the fracture. Patients complain of pain in the sternum, aggravated by breathing. In the area of the fracture, there is swelling, hemorrhage. When palpating, pain is found and sometimes fragments of the sternum are palpated.
A clavicle fracture most often occurs due to direct exposure to traumatic forces, i.e. blow to the collarbone. Damage to the collarbone can occur as a result of a fall on the shoulder, straight arm, elbow.Under the influence of muscle traction (mainly sternocleidomastoid or sternocleidomastoid muscle), the central fragment of the clavicle is displaced up and back, and the peripheral, due to the severity of the limb, is displaced down and inward. The patient complains of pain in the area of the fracture, pain when moving the arm, limitation of movement in the shoulder joint. In the area of the fracture, swelling, hemorrhage occurs.
The clavicle is a tubular bone. The central end of the clavicle is connected to the sternum, and the lateral end to the acromial process of the scapula.
Fracture of the pelvis
Pelvic fractures are severe fractures. This is due to the possibility of damage to internal organs, with large blood loss in fractures of the pelvic bones, with the occurrence of shock due to blood loss and pain. The pelvis is located at the base of the spine. It serves as a support for the spine and the entire human skeleton. With the help of the pelvis, the lower limbs are connected to the trunk. In addition, the pelvic bones and the bone bed formed by them – the pelvic ring – are the receptacle for parts of the internal organs, which are called pelvic organs.Patients with pelvic fractures complicated by bleeding or damage to internal organs are in serious condition. They are often unconscious or in shock. Careless transportation of such a victim can lead to displacement of the fragments and further aggravate his condition. If the victim is conscious, he complains of pain at the site of the fracture. There is a violation of the configuration of the pelvis, edema at the site of the fracture. Leg movements are sharply painful. Lean support is impossible. Often, the victims take a characteristic pose – the “frog pose”, with legs spread and bent at the knee and hip joints.When the urinary tract is damaged, blood appears in the urine, and when the rectum is damaged, blood can be released from the anus.
Shin fractures are common, in more than a third of cases from fractures of all bones of the skeleton. Fractures of the shin are divided into: fractures of the upper section (tibial condyles, tibial tuberosity, fractures of the head and neck of the fibula) fractures of the middle part of the shin bones – the diaphysis of the fibula or tibia, fractures of both diaphysis of the shin bones and fractures of the lower leg – the ankle region.
Fracture of the foot
Foot fractures account for up to a third of all closed bone fractures. Traumatic injuries of the foot occur as a result of a fall from a height to the legs, as a result of a direct impact, due to subluxation of the foot when walking on an uneven surface.
Calcaneus fractures can be:
Fractures of the joint area between the calcaneus and cuboid bones are also considered extra-articular fractures.These include parrot-beak fractures and multi-splinter fractures in this area.
Intra-articular fractures are fractures that extend into the subtalar joint. They are divided into displaced fractures and non-displaced fractures. The patient complains of heel pain. The shape may change. The heel is flattened, its base expands. Swelling occurs and usually extends to the Achilles tendon area. The pains are pronounced, sharply increased upon palpation. It is impossible to step on the heel due to severe pain, but movements in the ankle joint are preserved.
90,000 Fracture of a toe – Medical Center “Liko-Med”
Date of publication
3 October 2018
What is it?
A toe can break if you hit a heavy object, fall on it, or bend hard. Also, many activities can cause microcracks in the bone of the finger. In most cases, the doctor simply bandages the broken finger to the adjacent healthy finger to fix it. But sometimes there is a need for surgery.
Seek emergency help immediately if:
- finger feels cold to the touch, feels numb or tingles;
- discoloration of the skin on the injured finger to blue or gray;
- the presence of an open wound.
What to expect?
Broken fingers usually heal completely in four to six weeks. In most cases, the finger will return to normal. But after a very difficult fracture, lingering pain and stiffness of movement may occur.
The toe may look different than before the injury.
- If one of the small toes is broken, the doctor can bandage the affected toe to the healthy one with a plaster. This method provides support for the toe, making it easier to heal.
- A fractured thumb may require reduction and application of a splint or plaster cast.
- Over-the-counter pain relievers can relieve pain. For a severe fracture, stronger pain medications may be prescribed.
- Maintaining an elevated position of the limb and applying ice to the injured area can relieve pain and swelling.
- Very severe fractures may require surgery, but this is rare. Crutches may be needed depending on the severity of the injury.
What can you do yourself?
Maintaining an elevated leg position and applying ice wrapped with a napkin to the injured area relieve pain and reduce swelling.Resting and avoiding physical activity that causes pain in the injured finger will help you heal.
How is it aggravated?
Walking or moving your finger can worsen pain and cause more damage.
When to see a doctor?
If you suspect a broken finger, contact your doctor. Left untreated can cause chronic pain and stiffness. If you have diabetes or peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in your legs or feet), special care may be needed.
What to ask a doctor?
- How serious is the fracture?
- How long does it take to wear a splint, plaster or tape?
- Is it okay to step on an injured finger?
- Do I need to use crutches?
- How soon can normal activity resume?
Making a Diagnosis
A doctor diagnoses a toe fracture by examining it to make sure there are no other injuries. X-rays can be used to determine if there is a bone fracture or dislocation (coming out of the joint), especially in the case of a big toe injury.
90,000 Prevention of swelling of the hand on the side of the operation
The development of postmastectomy edema and limitation of limb mobility in the shoulder joint is greatly influenced by postoperative complications, in particular necrosis (necrosis) of the skin, prolonged lymphorrhea (lymph secretion), wound suppuration. Other causes of lymphedema are infections, taking tamoxifen, which can cause blood clots and deep vein thrombosis, and air travel (probably due to a decrease in pressure in the cabin).
Clinically, this condition is manifested by pain when trying to abduct and raise the arm, restriction of movement in the shoulder joint, an increase in the volume of the hand, forearm, shoulder compared with a healthy hand, a feeling of heaviness in the arm, and impaired skin sensitivity. It is possible to add erysipelas, which requires a complex of therapeutic measures with intensive antibiotic therapy.
Since lymphedema can appear several years after the operation, it is necessary to constantly take care of yourself, observing some rules and restrictions:
- Try to avoid any kind of injury to the injured hand (bumps, cuts, burns, sports injuries, insect bites, scratches).If germs penetrate through an abrasion or wound on the arm, inflammation can easily occur. Since the flow of lymph in the lymphatic vessels of the hand is difficult, then a sufficient number of lymphocytes that can overcome the infection will not enter the place of introduction of microbes. Keep in mind that erysipelas leads to the appearance and increase of swelling. If once it happens to you, consult your doctor about seasonal antibiotic therapy.
- Wear gloves when performing any work that could cause even minimal damage.Always protect your hands from the sun and wear long sleeves in summer. Avoid repetitive vigorous, opposing movements of the “sore” hand (brushing, pushing, pulling, etc.). Do not cut your cuticles when nailing. In cases of damage, it is necessary to treat them with antiseptic solutions (tincture of iodine, alcohol solution of brilliant green). Watch for possible signs of infection. Never ignore even slight swelling of the hand, hand, fingers or chest – consult a doctor immediately.
- Observe the necessary hygiene, use moisturizing lotions after bathing, dry your hand gently but thoroughly. Make sure all creases and skin between your toes are dry. It is not recommended to visit saunas, take hot baths. Avoid extreme temperature fluctuations when bathing and washing dishes.
- An intact hand must be used for injections, blood collection, and blood pressure measurements. Do not wear jewelry, elastic bands on your arm and fingers on the side of the operation.Rings, bracelets, watches are best worn on a healthy hand. Make sure that the armholes in your clothes are not too narrow. The straps of the bra should not cut the shoulder.
- Try to train yourself to sleep on your back so that your weight does not squeeze the vessels of the arm on the side of the operation. It is possible to adapt a pillow for a “sore” hand so that it is on a dais. This normalizes blood and lymph circulation.
- Avoid lifting heavy objects with an injured hand. With an increase in the load, the muscles require more oxygen, the blood flow to the arm increases with the already overloaded venous blood and lymph, while the outflow from it is difficult.It is recommended to limit the load on the arm from the side of the operation to 1 kg during the first year, up to 2 kg for the next 4 years and up to 3-4 kg for the rest of his life. The load on the unaffected arm should also be reduced. If you are carrying a bag, you should hang it over your shoulder on the healthy side. However, women who have a tendency to shoulder pain should not wear the bag on their shoulder at all, as it lifts slightly, which inevitably causes tension in both shoulders and increases the pain. Likewise, muscle tension spreads from the neck to the fingers when you keep your arm bent for a long time.If possible, tuck it in your bosom or pocket and relax your arm and shoulder muscles.
- Do not overload the injured arm: if it starts to hurt or swells more than usual, then you either exceeded the allowable load, or created an uncomfortable position for it. You need to lie down and raise your hand up. It is recommended (Churikova L.A. et al., 2000) in these cases 1-2 times a day to rub the following cream into the area of the sore arm and shoulder girdle from the side of the lesion: baby cream – 1 part, olive oil – 1 part, retinol (vitamin A, oil solution) – 1 part, troxevasin ointment – 2 parts.
- Avoid any work involving prolonged reclining of the lower arm. Such restrictions are needed to prevent the stagnation of lymph in the lymphatic vessels of the arm. For example, do not wash, bending low over the bathtub, and wash the floors with your hands. If you intend to use your hand, wear an elastic sleeve or glove. After work, be sure to do gymnastics, massage your hand, give it an elevated position for 10-15 minutes.
- Try to maintain your normal weight.Do not smoke or consume alcoholic beverages. A low-salt, fiber-fortified diet should be well balanced. The interstitial fluid inside the edema contains a large amount of protein, but a low-protein diet does not lead to a decrease in its concentration in the lymph; rather, this can contribute to the weakening of connective tissue and will only worsen the situation. Highly digestible protein (fish, chicken, tafu) should be included in the diet.
Reviews | Morozovskaya DGKB DZM
I want to describe my story and say gratitude to the whole Morozovka and specifically to the head.Department of Taracal Surgery Oleg Grigorievich Topilin.
But about everything in order.
In November 2019, my son turned white with a cold: he became very white and was ill for a long time – we didn’t know what to do. Just in case, to check for pneumonia, an X-ray was taken in the district clinic and a tumor the size of an egg was found in the posterior mediastinum (on the spine in the chest region)!
I was just in shock. Well, what nafig oncology in a person 10 years old? He doesn’t eat any rubbish like chips or sweets, sportsman.How did it happen!
All these 3 months my wife and I lived on nerves, read a lot of articles on this topic, watched videos, went to various surgeons, read forums and reviews.
On the one hand, it immediately became clear that one could not do without an operation, otherwise the tumor would at least grow and pull it out would be much harder and more dangerous, and at most it could develop into a malignant one.
On the other hand, the operation is not easy. This rubbish is located in a place where the spine, nerves, blood vessels and internal organs are nearby.The surgeon’s hand will tremble and the child will remain disabled, tremble more … – I did not want to think about it at all …
And all this was aggravated by the fact that an accurate diagnosis of what kind of tumor is there can only be made on the basis of a study of the tumor tissue itself. If it is a benign schwannoma, then the second time it should not grow, and if it is malignant, then with a probability of 50% it can grow again after some time.
And right after the New Year holidays, we had an operation.Made in Morozovka. The operation was done tarakoscopically, that is, through punctures. Everything went well: no nerves were hurt, blood loss was minimal, a day in intensive care and another 5 days in a regular ward. On the 4th day from the operation, he already runs and jumps as if nothing had happened. The result of histology was that the tumor was benign, it was a schwannoma. After 2 weeks I went to school, a month later I returned to training.
Now that everything is over, I decided to describe how our healthcare system and Morozovka in particular work.
Part 1. District polyclinic.
The last time I went to my district polyclinic was 8 years ago and since then I have become completely disillusioned with free medicine.
And now my wife sends me a terrible diagnosis. As I found out, I immediately went to the clinic, I managed to close it at 8 o’clock in the evening. I met a doctor in the corridor, she knew about this situation and, despite the end of her working day, she took her into her office and dialed the head of the pediatrics department from her mobile phone. She was aware of everything and said that a consultation on this topic had already been appointed for tomorrow.I offered to do an MRI on my own overnight, she advised where. In the morning they did a blood test, after 3 hours the results were already ready. Then she immediately went to the head clinic to consult an oncologist. She had previously identified the neoplasm as a neuroma. And, as it turned out at the very end of the story, she was not mistaken.
And now the head of the department of pediatrics of the district polyclinic sends me via Votsap a photo of the test results and the phone number of the head of the department of oncology at the Morozov hospital with a comment that we have agreed and they will be waiting for us there.
Part 2. Morozovskaya hospital.
We come to Morozovka.
The first impression was as if I got to some expensive paid center. The new building has been beautifully refurbished and looks more like a 4 star hotel. Everything is sparkling, free shoe covers, friendly guards, smiling staff. At first, I wandered somewhere in the wrong direction and entered the staff room of another department, where people were going about their business. And instead of dismissing me, the man came out with me and accompanied me to the turn where I had to go.
The head of the oncology department received us without any queues, referrals, papers, stamps, registration – just humanly. I carefully looked at the MRI scans, other tests and listened to the child. The preliminary diagnosis is the same – schwanoma = neurinoma. About 15 minutes I was telling what it is. He explained that there was no way without an operation and invited the head of the department of cockroach surgery (who is who operates on everything in the chest).
He also studied everything and from his side told how and what to do here.
In any case, no operation is done for colds and we were told to come back a month after complete recovery.
But the approach itself amazed me – 2 heads of departments, very busy people, without any inquiries, referrals and without money, spent almost half an hour of time on complete strangers (us)!
Head of the Department of Taracal Surgery Oleg Grigorievich Topilin gave his mobile phone and told me to call as soon as we recover from a cold.
Part 3.Choosing a doctor.
A month after recovery, we began to decide where to entrust the life of our child. Although initially I liked absolutely everything in Morozovka, I still wanted to make sure that no better option was missed. Moreover, there were no reviews about Topilin either on the Internet or among friends. In general, in the age of the Internet, a lot has been written about most surgeons, and acquaintances have recommended. I will not write about other doctors to whom I went and why I did not choose, for sure they are also good people.Unethical.
I will only say that I have no doubts to trust Topilin.
And in December, I wrote to him on WhatsApp, and he answered. Once again I sent him a photo of the tests and an MRI scan. He offered to come to him tomorrow after 3 pm. Again, everything is simple – according to Votsap, without papers and queues!
And we came again.
Unlike others, he did not beat around the bush. He said clearly how the operation would be performed, how long it would take for rehabilitation, what risks there might be, when to go to bed, etc.d.
To my question: “We have money, maybe we can go to Germany or Israel to have an operation?” he even answered with some resentment and indignation: “we are here both in terms of experience and equipment, we have left them for 5 years ahead, except that the state clinics are on a par with us. We have a bunch of patients from these paid Israeli and European hospitals who come to receive treatment and retreatment. They’ll screw it up there, but fix it for us. ”
At the end, I printed out a list of tests that need to be done before hospitalization and set the date of hospitalization.Everything is very laconic, without unnecessary words and at the same time expanded, without forcing you to ask additional leading questions. One could feel confidence in him and the “foundation of the state.”
And it was clear that he was a busy man, but somehow without fuss he talked to us and at the end he again said that if there were any questions or difficulties during hospitalization, then call him on his mobile.
Part 4. Operation.
On January 12, we arrived at the hospital, sent the collected tests to the hospitalization department, a referral from the district polyclinic.And within an hour we were sent to the department of cockroach surgery, which looked more like a sanatorium: excellent renovation, smiling nurses, nurses, cleanliness, leather sofas, water coolers and wards for 2-3 people with a private bathroom.
Out of habit, I immediately went to negotiate Vasya-Vasya with the nurse so that we would be accommodated in a better ward.
And they say to me: “So you and so will lie with one neighbor.”
And I can’t calm down like that: “Well, maybe somehow it is possible to come to an agreement to have no neighbors at all?”
Answers: “It is possible without neighbors.Go to the first floor and pay at the cashier 6500r / day. Everything is official, by check. ”
While I was walking, mine had already settled in and they had already brought tea and supper. Tried it – normal tasty food. Delicious food in the hospital, Karl!
There is wi-fi in the ward, 2 beds, TV with Internet TV, refrigerator, toilet and shower – really like a hotel, and even in the center of Moscow (Oktyabrskaya metro station).
On Sunday we checked in, on Monday they passed some more tests, and on Tuesday morning Ruslan was put on a gurney and taken to the operating room.
There the anesthesiologist, a young girl, also very friendly, but in all seriousness, told me what and how she would do, where to expect and what further actions would be taken. Again, everything is clear and to the point.
And then the moment of waiting came. I will not describe it, but only after 3 hours Topilin came in and said: the operation was successful, there was almost no blood loss, nothing was visually touched. He said and quickly left.
Only later did we learn that the tumor was very inconveniently wrapped around the spine and it was not at all easy to remove it from there, so that nothing remained and did not have to climb there a second time.And even more so not to hurt the nerve, from which a person can become disabled for life.
And Ruslan was already in intensive care. According to the new rules, parents are allowed there. I went there and before he woke up I was sent to the waiting room.
There were several other people there: someone was brought in urgently with a brain tumor. Lived a child and lived. And then a sharp headache, nausea, an ambulance, Frost, X-ray and such a terrible diagnosis. And here the parents are sitting and cannot speak at all, a lump in the throat.
There were also a Chechen husband and wife – their child also had a brain tumor, they have been in hospitals for 1.5 years. The last refuge is Morozovka. They regret, they would be right here. The child is a month in a coma. They are on duty in the intensive care unit, they do not leave. The eyes are red. The Chechen says to me: “Don’t be silent, let’s talk, otherwise you can go crazy like that.” And I answer: “Compared to your situation, I have nothing to say, everything seems to me like tfu-tfu-tfu. I will tell you, but it will only hurt you more. ” They began to talk to him about Chechnya, what and how there.It seems to have dissipated a little.
And then they called me to Ruslan. He came in, and he had already opened his eyes, talking. So I sat next to him all night. Occasionally bring something to drink, then turn, then scratch. Although, for good reason, there was always one of the nurses and doctors there without me. The attitude is more than attentive.
Part 5. Postoperative life
Already in the morning Ruslan was transferred from the intensive care unit back to our own ward.
Every 2 hours a nurse came to look after the IV.
4 times a day brought food, not only to the child, but also to the parents. Everything is free.
A doctor came at least 2 times a day: either Topilin himself, or our doctor, Maxim Igorevich Ayrapetyan. He is also competent and attentive, I liked him very much.
Every morning – cleaning lady.
My wife took over in the morning, I took a shower and went to work, and in the evening I returned to the hospital and changed her. He changed his clothes. We turned on the iPad and watched a movie or read books.
In general, I would never have thought that being in a public hospital would be comparable to a trip to a resort.
Summary: I don’t know what anyone thinks about our rotten state with completely collapsed medicine, but I described what I saw with my own eyes. I repeat: no bribes, cronyism, quotas, queues, ignorance, rudeness, no beds with patients in the corridors, lack of medicines.
If you really go somewhere, then only to Morozovka. It’s a pity adults can’t go there))
And in conclusion: many thanks to Oleg Grigorievich Topilins, as well as Airapetyan Maxim Igorevich and all the staff of the Department of Taracal Surgery.
Finger bandage: who may need it and when?
As long as our fingers are safe and sound, we do not notice them. It seems that all daily activities are done by themselves. But injuries to the fingers, such as fractures, dislocations or fractures of the bones, are quite common in the modern world. Most often they are the result of unsuccessful falls and ball strikes. And when a person loses the opportunity to perform the usual work associated with fine motor skills of the hands, he becomes confused and helpless in everyday life and in the profession.
It is especially difficult for those who have injured their dominant hand (usually the right one). That’s when we begin to understand how important fingers and their health are to us. Unfortunately, some people mistakenly believe that this is okay. Like, it’s just a finger! It will hurt and stop … However, if you do not go to the doctor in time and do not urgently take up the treatment of the injury, then in the future the patient may face serious troubles. For example, a healed fracture with displacement leads to limitation of movement in the hand, the formation of a false joint, constant aching pain.To prevent this from happening, you need to reliably immobilize the damaged area and allow the bones to heal properly. A finger bandage will successfully cope with this task. You can purchase it at an orthopedic store.
Finger restraint: what is it and why is it needed
Let’s take a closer look at what this medical device is.
Fixation devices are put on the finger or wrist joint to restrict movement in the injured area.Most often, they are necessary for the thumb and little finger, since these places are prone to bruises more than others.
In addition to reliable immobilization, the bandage on the finger can bring many more benefits to the patient:
- activate blood circulation in the hand;
- to provide a light massage and compression effect;
- remove puffiness;
- reduce or completely eliminate the feeling of discomfort in the hand, in particular, aching pain at night;
- to warm the sore spot;
- to prevent the development of complications.
All this speeds up the process of fracture healing or restoration of injured soft tissues. There are special braces for the thumb and any other. They differ somewhat in design.
Brace of the wrist joint and thumb EH-409
Types of orthopedic products
In case of injury to the fingers, orthopedic surgeons and traumatologists prescribe the wearing of fixing medical devices. Let’s take a look at their main types.
Products of rigid fixation: orthoses, splints, splints
Finger brace is a rigid modeling structure, the so-called splint or splint. Unlike a plaster cast, this device does not squeeze soft tissues and does not impede blood circulation in the affected area. Moreover, the splint is an open and easily removable product that allows the doctor and patient to visually observe the healing process. The brace can be used on all fingers. Many models have been developed with rigid fixation.
See how a finger orthosis splint, presented in the assortment of the Volsmart wholesale store, looks like. Putting it on a broken, for example, little finger, it reliably fixes it in a fixed, straightened state. If the doctor deems it necessary, then the device allows you to change this position to flexion in any of the joints. Langeta is equipped with modeling lugs. Rigid orthoses for fingers are made of aluminum with a soft foam pad.
Soft devices made of dense elastic fabric are designed to fix the thumb or wrist joint.They are universal – they can be used both on the right and on the left hand, and are attached to the wrist with Velcro. Soft bandages are so comfortable that people can put them on on their own using only one healthy hand.
In the design of some models, a special stiffener may be present, which holds the 1st pin in a fixed and straightened position. These products are made of hypoallergenic breathable perforated fabric, which includes nylon, spandex and polyester.A typical representative of this class of bandages is a wrist and thumb brace.
When and why orthopedic products for fingers may be needed
Rigid finger splint is mainly designated for wearing:
- for fractures, cracks, bone chips;
- dislocations of the phalangeal joints;
- damage to ligaments and tendons.
Indications for the use of bandage products include:
- Sprains and ruptures of the phalango-metacarpal and metacarpal-carpal joints of the thumb;
- inflammatory changes in these joints in arthritis and arthrosis;
- recovery period after surgery or fracture;
- prevention of dislocation of the thumb or wrist joint.
Wearing a brace or orthosis will speed up your recovery, minimize complications, and provide comfort in your daily activities.
Where and how to buy a finger bandage in bulk in Ukraine
Finger braces or braces are available in bulk from Wolsmart. Here, every wholesale buyer will find at affordable prices these medical products, both soft and hard, made of modern, environmentally friendly and practical materials.
All goods provided by our company have guarantees and certificates of quality. It is available to buy a wholesale bandage for a finger from the manufacturer right now – all retainers and splints presented on the website are always in stock. A description and a photo will help you choose a product. Payment for the ordered goods can be made in any convenient way. Delivery of purchases is carried out by courier in Kiev, by mail or by the logistics company “New Mail” to all regions of Ukraine. At the request of the client, pickup is also possible.
how to fix it at home
What does nail breakage promise?
Since ancient times, people have associated the right side of the body with positive superstitions, since there is a guardian angel behind it, the left side with negative ones associated with the deeds of evil spirits. According to signs, a broken nail has the opposite meaning: on the left hand – to luck, on the right – to trouble.
A nail is broken on the left hand – expect good news and happy events.People say that the forces of evil have encountered some kind of obstacle, so what you have planned will definitely come true. Breaking several nail plates has a different meaning: you want too much, but you yourself do not make much effort to get what you want.
A nail on the right hand is broken – warning signal. Your life is full of wrong actions and unnecessary conversations. Once we have embarked on the wrong road, on which there are numerous troubles.Stop and analyze your actions, having figured it out, you can overcome the streak of unhappiness.
Found a white dot or speck on a fragment of a nail – think carefully about each action before executing your intended task. The plans may not come true or the result will be unpredictable. Even a minor mistake will lead to negative consequences.
An old belief for an unmarried girl says: if nails begin to break and crack one by one, then she will soon get married.The betrothed will be a reliable person and support in life.
Why does the gel coating on nails crack
There are a lot of reasons why the gel polish on the nails cracked. The most typical situation is when a master who is not experienced enough does not follow the correct technology for processing the nail and applying the gel. In addition, novice manicure service masters save on materials, which, accordingly, affects the quality of the manicure and its durability.Why beginners? Because later, all the masters understand that bad materials cause negative customer reviews and create a bad reputation for the salon. So, the main reasons for the poor strength of the manicure are:
Poor preparation of the plate for applying gel polish. The correct technology provides for a thorough processing of the nails with a buff, removing the top layer of the plate and sharpening the free edge of the plate.
Use of hand cream before the procedure.Of course, there are no limiting prohibitions on this matter, but if the client has applied cream on her hands in advance, then it is necessary to thoroughly clean the nails.
Insufficient elimination of foreign elements in the form of moisture, debris, dust, particles of cosmetics. The plates must be completely dry.
Neglecting the use of a degreaser.
Incorrect use of degreaser
It should be applied first to a lint-free napkin, and then the nail is degreased with it.
It is especially important to pay attention to all parts of the plate, including the area around the cuticle.You cannot just spray the product on your nails, this will not give the desired effect and the desired result.
Replacing the degreaser with nail polish remover, alcohol, vodka and other means
The listed liquids do not contain those components that contribute to the degreasing of the nail.
Ignoring an important step – applying the base, in other words, the base under the coating
The consequences will be cracks in the coating and its detachment.
Long-term drying.She can contribute to the fact that the gel polish will not last long. Long-term drying is resorted to if the lamp power is low, thereby it compensates, which is why the gel on the nails bursts.
Fast drying. Polymerization may not take place if it dries too quickly, which will prevent the varnish from setting more firmly.
Too thin or too thick coating.
Lack of top-end coverage. It fixes the gel polish and prevents it from chipping.
How does the gel polish compare favorably with the usual?
Firstly, it is easier to apply – if a simple varnish, even the freshest, is prone to gaps and stripes on the nail, then the gel, due to its density, instantly falls on the nail plate in an even layer. Often, gel polish does not require reapplication.
The second plus known to everyone is the durability of the coating. This advantage can turn out to be a disadvantage for girls whose nails grow quite quickly, but if the length of your nails does not change much during the week, long-lasting varnish will be your salvation.The gel coating is also suitable for the owners of fragile brittle nails: the gel literally “walled up” all the defects of the plate.
How to make a gel polish manicure at home?
We will cover all the stages of this process.
Any manicure should always start with proper nail preparation. First of all, it is worth working with the cuticle – it should either be cut off or gently pushed back.
How to remove cuticles?
It can be removed even by owners of thin skin prone to injury, but do not forget to steam your fingers first.Soak your hands in a hot bath, and then proceed to remove the cuticle. To begin with, lift it with a special spatula – the skin should completely move away from the nail. Then use a sharp trimmer or finely-sharpened scissors to trim the cuticles. If you do injure the skin around your fingers, immediately treat the wounds with peroxide and lubricate your nails with coconut or apricot oil.
If the skin around the nails is rather dense and not prone to injury, you can remove the cuticle and “dry” – in this case, the procedure will be exactly the same, except for the first step with warming up the fingers.
If you fundamentally do not do a trim manicure, it is still worth steaming the cuticle – so that it is easier to push it back with a spatula. Even with this method of dealing with cuticles, the skin can be slightly injured, so keep peroxide and nourishing cream on hand.
After removing or pushing back the cuticle, you should proceed to giving the nails the desired shape. The most relevant one is square on short nails, but if the nail plate is set rather low, choose an oval shape – it will visually “stretch” the fingers.Everyone knows how to make the shape of nails – using a file. But opt for a glass instrument. Do not cut your nails with nippers or scissors if they are prone to cutting – carefully file the plate to the required length.
After shaping, polish the surface of the nail with a buff, and then remove the dust with a brush and apply nourishing oil or cream to your fingers. Before covering your nails with gel polish, make sure that their shape is uniform, and that there are no burrs or cuticle particles around.
What do you need to make a gel polish manicure? The basic required tool is an LED or UF lamp. Without it, the coating will not adhere properly to the nail, and the drying process will take much longer.
Gel polish is firmly established on the nail, therefore, to facilitate the removal process in the future, it is necessary to apply a primer to the plate – it will smooth the surface of the nail and will not allow the varnish to “absorb” tightly.You will thank yourself for this step before removing the gel polish.
After applying the gel, it is necessary to paint on the nails with a top coat, which will give the varnish shine and durability.
Now let’s move on to the procedure.
First coat your nails with primer, then move on to applying the gel itself. Make single and confident strokes with the brush, do not smear the varnish on the surface of the nail. Place your hands in the LED lamp, being careful not to smear the gel, repeat the process if necessary.If the color saturation seems insufficient to you, apply a second coat of varnish.
After the gel, secure the result with a top – a protective glossy coating, which will provide the varnish with greater durability.
Strengthening nails at home
2. A common cause of breakdown is a deficiency of trace elements in the body. It is necessary to take retinol and a group of B vitamins, which strengthen nails, hair and promote the appearance of new cells.
3. Eat fresh vegetables, they are rich in vitamins. Eat potatoes, whole grain breads, onions, and seafood. They contain calcium, which helps to strengthen bone tissue.
4. To maintain healthy nails, take a look at folk remedies. Moisten the periungual roll using a variety of cuticle oils. To soften the skin and speed up blood circulation, use a bath.
5. If you follow practical recommendations and eat right, you no longer have to think about how to fix a broken nail
It is important to balance the diet, exercise at home will also be useful.
6.A bath with oils is considered very effective and useful. To do this, add a little ether to warm water and hold your nails for 10-15 minutes. After that, be sure to moisturize your hands with everyday cream. Performing this procedure every week can improve the condition of the skin and nails.
To cope with such a nuisance, you do not need to have special skills. Of course, it all depends on the complexity of the situation. Try to fix the breakage yourself. If you are not confident in your abilities, seek help from a specialist.
Which finger is involved
Different nuances play an important role in the interpretation of omens. More accurate information can be obtained if you remember on which finger the nail suffered.
The thumb is responsible for the strength of a person’s character and his desire to go towards the set goal in magic. If the nail is broken on it, the plans are not destined to come true. But in combination with the interpretation of the hand, such an interpretation can also be positive.
Right. The planned business will be a failure, close people will contribute to this
To avoid trouble, it is important to calculate your every step or postpone the event for a while.
Left. Interpretation has a positive meaning – a person will overcome any obstacles and nothing will interfere with the implementation of his plans.
Both hands. This is a special sign – a person is trying to take an overwhelming burden.
He needs to trust his loved ones and shift some of the problems onto them.If you don’t, things will snowball.
This is a special sign – a person is trying to take an overwhelming burden. He needs to trust his loved ones and shift some of the problems onto them. If you don’t, things will snowball.
Some modern esotericists believe that a broken thumbnail indicates a change in the energy field. An obsessive person will leave your environment, communication with whom previously brought only a burden.
The index finger is responsible for the authority of a person in society.If the nail on your right hand is broken, you should expect trouble. Authority will be undermined, failures will pour in from all sides. But such changes are only temporary, the situation will soon improve.
On the left hand – good luck. The person will be in the right place on time, the work will go uphill. On the financial plan, positive changes are coming. If this happened on two hands at the same time, there is a high risk of being left without the support of loved ones in difficult times.
The personification of intuition and conscience – the middle finger, symbolizes the path of life in esotericism.If the nail on it is cracked or broken off, a journey is coming. On the right it will be forced and unpleasant, on the left it will be interesting and exciting.
Some esotericists are sure that such changes with the middle finger occur at the moment of the highest concentration
It is important to stop and rest, fill your life with joy and peace.
The ring finger is directly related to the affairs of the heart; it is responsible for the sentimentality of a person and his relationship with other people.If it breaks on the right hand – expect quarrels, on the left – there is a chance to meet a soul mate or have fun with your beloved.
But more and more esotericists are inclined to interpret that, regardless of the hand, the event speaks of a person’s lack of confidence in their own strengths. This will provoke jealousy scandals in the family and conflicts with friends.
The smallest of the fingers on the hand does not carry a hidden magical meaning, but is capable of introducing nuances in the interpretation of omens.If the nail on it is broken on the right hand – financial difficulties are coming, the atmosphere at work and family will be tense. If on the left – wait for guests, the meeting promises many pleasant emotions.
Renovation work in progress: nail restoration methods
They say renovation is an endless business. It is almost always possible to repair nails in a couple of minutes and on their own. There would be silk or acrylic powder. At worst, a tea bag.
With a marigold broken at the root, we go to the salon.In advanced cases, only build-up.
Nail repair with silk under gel polish
Having paid decent money for silk restoration of nails, many after the first salon repair go to a professional store, buy the necessary tools and continue to solve the problem at home with no less success and significantly less expenses.
You can buy a repair kit right now and be ready to provide your nails with first aid at any moment. For restoration with silk, you will need silk and nail glue directly.
Silk for nails differs from ordinary silk in its fineness and strength. Special glue is no match for super glue. It is well sanded, and if it gets on the skin, it easily peels off. Let’s get started.
- Remove the gel polish (if any) and file the surface of the nail with a medium abrasive file (200-240 grit).
- Degrease, apply a primer.
- We glue the crack and the area around it.While the glue dries, we cut out a patch from the silk strip, not sparing the material.
- On the dried glue, separating the silk from the paper backing, glue the patch and level it with an orange stick.
- Again we coat with glue, or better – in two layers. After complete drying, we grind, achieving a smooth surface and at the same time not cutting off the glue.
- Degrease and start a new manicure – base, color gel polish and top. Ready.
With careful handling, you will forget about the drama for one to two weeks, after which the grown nails can be trimmed without prejudice to beauty or the full cycle of repairs can be repeated and grown further.
Nail repair with acrylic powder
The history of acrylic nail repair began in 1954 when Philadelphia dentist Fred Sleck injured a nail while working.
Without thinking for a long time, the resourceful dentist “sealed” the broken nail with an acrylic filling, polished it and continued working. We will do the same, only instead of filling material we will use glue and acrylic powder.
- We carry out nail preparation with cleaning old varnish or gel varnish, polishing, disinfection and degreasing.
- Thickly coat the crack and the area around it with glue and immerse your finger in a jar of powder. Reacting with each other, glue and powder form a durable shell.
- Brush off excess material, grind the hardened material. After degreasing, we proceed to applying a decorative coating (gel polish is suitable to create density).
Acrylic keeps the situation under control for two weeks, if you do not try it on the strength of the experiment for the sake of.
Nail repair with tea bag
Anyone can make marzipan with almonds on hand. What to do if there is no silk, no acrylic powder, no nail glue in the cosmetic bag, and trimming nails is not an option?
Everyone heard about nail repair at home with a tea bag, but almost no one listened. And in vain. Basically, a piece of a tea bag is as much a patch as silk. Yes, the strength factors of materials are different, but the essence is the same.
- Cut out a patch from the tea bag freed from tea. Size – to cover the crack area with a good margin.
- We coat the crack with super-glue, base for varnish or “over rich” – special glue for nails.
- Using tweezers, place the patch over the fracture, smooth out all the irregularities and folds with an orange stick.
- Another large drop of super glue / base is spread over the surface of the patch, soaking it well.
- After the glue dries, cut off the excess, polish the surface with a file and cover the repair work with a decorative coating.
You can walk for 2-3 days with a tea bag, and this time is enough to go to the store and buy professional repair tools.
Most men are sure that women need long nails so as not to clean, do not vacuum, do not wash the dishes. And only true connoisseurs of female beauty understand that nails, like hair, must be long
And it doesn’t matter why.Unconditional beauty
So, we grow the scissors to the side, and we glue the broken ones.
Method # 2: Cellophane
Using cellophane is similar to the tea bag method in that it secures the nail along the crack so you can get your manicure done.
Remove nail polish.
Clean the affected nail with rubbing alcohol.
Place the cellophane over the nail, starting at the nail bed.
Gently spread the glue over the top of the cellophane to completely cover the nail.Dip your nail into a special powder.
Remove excess powder carefully.
Repeat steps 4 through 6.
Cut off any excess cellophane that hangs off the end of the nail.
Create the desired nail shape.
Carefully cut away any irregularities from the surface.
Color as usual!
If the skin under your nail is not damaged or only the extended nail is broken, it will not be difficult to fix the breakage. Of course, it is best to contact a manicurist who will do the job professionally.But you can try to make repairs at home yourself. It is better to remove the decorative coating and then reapply it.
5 ways to self-repair:
With clear nail polish and a tea bag. The easiest and most affordable way to remove a crack on the side or in the middle of the nail. You need to cut off a small piece of the tea bag, put a drop of clear varnish on the breakage site and attach the cut material (using tweezers). A clear varnish should also be applied on top.After 15–20 minutes, when the varnish dries well, the nail must be sanded with a file or buff.
With glue. A half-broken or even completely broken off nail will help to fix the special glue. The usual “Moment” is not recommended to use due to the content of toxic substances. Special nail glue is applied to the crack, and sprinkled with acrylic powder on top, or a piece of tea bag, flax, cotton is applied. After drying, the place of repair is polished. If a piece of nail breaks off, it is pre-soaked in hot water, and then glued to its original place.
Using gel polish. A broken nail is very easy to fix if you have a UV lamp at home. To begin with, the coating is removed, the nail is degreased and the base is applied
Then it is immediately sprinkled with acrylic powder, paying particular attention to the cracks, and placed under the lamp. Further, the nail plate is slightly polished
The base is again applied in a second layer for a secure reinforcement. The third layer is decorative.
With tips.If the marigold is broken at the root, an overlay plate may be the ideal solution. It is necessary to degrease the nail, drip the glue attached to the tips. Then you should press the false nail for 10-15 seconds. After the glue is completely dry, you can give it any shape and apply a decorative pattern.
Special repair kit. Few know that cosmetic stores sell ready-made kits for repairing broken nails. They consist of glue, a brush, a piece of nonwoven fabric, other necessary items, and, of course, detailed instructions.
Breakages of nails are distinguished between simple and complex. In the first case, you can try to make home repairs using special glue, transparent varnish or other available means. With an open wound, it is better not to take risks and, after providing first aid, trust a specialist. Remember that health is more important than aesthetics!
How to fix a broken nail
First, it should be noted that a nail that is broken by more than 1/3 will not be suitable for repair.
The case can only be remedied with minor damage. But even after the repair, one should not hope that the effect will persist for a long time – such a nail can last only 2-3 days, if you handle it very carefully – a week.
|Caution: if the nail plate is broken so that soft tissues are damaged, it is better not to try to repair it.|
The fact is that in such cases there is a high risk of infection in the wound.
The only viable solution is to cut all nails to the length of the broken nail to give your hands an aesthetic appearance. The damaged area should be regularly processed and the condition of the phalanx tissues should be monitored.
If the option of cutting all under one is absolutely not suitable for nail breakage, you can try to save the manicure.
Natural nail repair
To start repairing a nail, you must have the following tools and tools: 1. Means for degreasing the nail plate.If you don’t have one, you can replace it with ordinary medical alcohol.
2. Silk with a self-adhesive backing. 3. Special glue for nails. It is unacceptable to replace it with “Moment” or similar products, since such compositions aggressively affect even healthy nail plates. If you don’t have a special one at hand, medical glue will do. 4. File or buff for nails with low abrasiveness (to less traumatize the damaged nail). 5. Acrylic powder for fixing the glue layer, giving a natural shade to the surface of the nail, as well as masking the edges of the fabric.All of the above is also sold in a special kit, which is convenient to use both at home and on a trip.
Natural nail repair steps:
1. First, clean the surface of the nail with a soft buff. They must be moved upward from the base of the nail. 2. Degrease the nail plate with a special liquid or alcohol.
3. Remove the film from a piece of fabric (silk) and stick it on so that the crack is completely covered. Then apply a drop of glue to the applied layer and lower the nail plate into the powder.After the glue dries a little, the excess powder is removed. The actions are repeated if necessary. If glue gets on the skin, remove it with an orange stick.
4. After the pad is completely dry, the surface of the nail is polished with a file. This is necessary to remove the adhesive layer so that the nail plate becomes as smooth as possible.
Polishing is done with gentle, gentle strokes so as not to provoke a new crack. Then oil is applied to the surface of the nail and cuticle, and buffing is performed.This is necessary in order to hide the scrapping border as much as possible.
5. Then apply 2 coats of opaque varnish. These manipulations will completely hide the crack.
If a piece of nail breaks off, you can try to build it up with gel polish.
Important to know
Under no circumstances should you glue a broken nail with super glue! This may seem like a brilliant idea at first, as the strength will be ensured.But super glue can adversely affect your body, it kills living cells, causes allergic reactions, as a result of which such a procedure can result in irreversible consequences and infectious diseases with serious complications.
Saving a broken nail with a tea bag is a real panacea. Very little funds are needed for this, especially since every woman usually has all the materials in the house. All that is needed is vigilance and accuracy, as well as very little time.
Throughout their lives, women have to face many different problems. One of these is the problem that concerns the nails. Every woman will agree that a broken nail is a tragedy that contributes to a deterioration in mood and requires the allocation of time to restore the nail plate. If the extended nail is broken, the woman will have to go to her master.
Specialists usually fix breakdowns fairly quickly.In a situation where a natural nail has broken, which had to be grown for a long time, you will need to wait again until it grows back. From the material below, you can glean information for yourself about what methods exist for restoring a marigold, which tools should be used to achieve these goals.
External factors affecting the strength of the coating include:
- Too thin nails.In order for the gel polish to adhere better to the plate, you need to apply a base coat, or thoroughly treat fragile nails.
- Taking antibiotics. Taking medications may be incompatible with the elements that make up the gel polish, therefore, for the duration of antibiotic treatment, it is better to refrain from visiting a nail salon.
- Critical days. Doctors have proven that during this period it is not recommended to apply the gel, perhaps its rejection due to a sharp change in hormonal levels.
- Frequent contact with chemicals that attack the nails. Household chemicals can cause the coating to peel off.
- Materials from different rulers. Top coat, base and gel polish must be of the same brand and from the same line. The different components are usually incompatible.
- Individual intolerance, it can only be identified empirically. If the coating constantly cracks, regardless of where the manicure was performed and with what means, then you will have to use varnish to create a manicure or look for a gel varnish of the brand that does not cause such reactions.
- Substandard products. It is better to choose materials that have already been tested by several masters, especially those that have proven themselves in the market.
- Temperature changes. You need to take care of your nails, especially in winter, wear gloves or mittens on your hands when the girl is outside.
- The presence of fungus, this will provoke chips. If a nail with gel polish is cracked on an area affected by the fungus, then the master is unlikely to agree to a correction, since the responsibility in this matter lies with the client.
Choice of help for broken nail
To solve the problem of a broken nail, you will need the following materials:
- Disinfectant or fresh scrub. If the nail has cracked deeply and a bleeding wound appears, this place must be treated with a disinfectant. This will remove germs and degrease the plate.
- Buff, nail file. You will need it for filing and smoothing.
- Materials for plate repair. We will discuss them in more detail below.
We fix the nail with a cloth patch
Materials for repair:
1.Fabric. First of all, we are talking about two natural fabrics – silk and linen, and one artificial – fiberglass.
Linen is a difficult, rough material, so it is difficult to work with it without experience. Silk and fiberglass are more convenient to use. They can be purchased pre-cut or in strips.Outwardly, they are very similar to an ordinary plaster, only slightly thinner. It is not difficult to seal a broken nail with silk or fiberglass. The fabric is applied to the crack and acts as a patch.
If these materials are not at hand, a paper towel or even a tea bag can be used.
2.Glue. Of course, the glue must be special for working with nails. Today, you can also purchase formulations with medicinal, strengthening properties. It is very convenient to use them. The glue is sold in a tube with a brush.It is enough to apply it to the fracture site and grind the nail with a polishing file.
3. Base coat for gel polish. Performs the same function as glue. The base is applied to the damaged area and polymerized under a UV lamp.
4.Tips. If the nail is broken in the middle, and it is not possible to cut off the damaged plate, tips for extension will come to the rescue. The essence of the repair is simple – the tips are glued to the plate so as to fix the damaged area, preventing the nail from cracking further.
5.Transparent varnish. Regular varnish can help for a while and stop the breakage. It is best to combine it with a sticker. First you need to apply a layer of varnish, then glue the sticker and fix it with another layer of varnish.
6.Acryl or gel. It is not uncommon for nail builders to repair damaged nails, and these two materials are great for this. With their help, you can not only fix the crack, but also give the nail the desired shape in case it breaks off.
7. Fast setting gel. It is used in salons in extreme cases, when the soft part is exposed during a breakdown, and bleeding has begun. To prevent the crack from going further, the master fills the crack with a special biogel with proteins that will accelerate the healing of the nail. After such a repair, contact with detergents and acetone is excluded, otherwise the gel will quickly lose its properties.
In no case should you use “Moment” or “Superglue” adhesives for nail repair – they are not intended for contact with the skin and can cause serious harm to health.
The most practical method is to glue the nail with a tea bag
This way to glue a cracked nail is the easiest and most affordable, if only because a tea bag is likely to be found in every home. It has very tenacious properties, while being translucent and thin.
The following tools and materials are required for repairs:
- a small piece of tea bag for a patch to seal the crack in the nail,
- clear varnish,
- nail scissors.
- If the nail is coated with varnish, remove it and disinfect the plate.
- Slightly file down the surface of the nail at the crack for smoothness and degrease the nail. Apply a small drop of clear varnish to the damaged area and apply a piece of the bag. We smooth it over the surface and apply another layer of varnish.
- On request, when the clear varnish is dry, apply a colored coating.
- Restoration at home is possible only if the nail is broken by no more than 1/3.
- Self-repair will “last” about 2-3 days. At this time, while the wound heals, and the nail grows back a little, try to be careful.
- If you have used clear varnish, do not remove it with acetone – just touch up periodically.
- To accelerate the growth of a broken nail, daily salt baths with 2 tablespoons of sea salt and a glass of hot water.
Usually plate breakage is associated with frequent contact with detergents, as well as a lack of vitamins.
To avoid an unpleasant situation in the future, be sure to use protective gloves when cleaning and washing dishes, review your diet, and also take care of strengthening with caring creams and medicated varnishes.
First aid: how to treat, how to smear?
The following describes what to do first if you tore off a nail with a root or partially on an arm or leg, how to treat a wound, what to apply and what to smear.First of all, don’t panic.
Do not try to press down on the nail or pull it off to the end
Place the injured arm or leg under cold running water to relieve pain and control bleeding.
Then cut or file off the part that came off, stepping back from the skin a few millimeters
It is important that the manicure supplies are sterile clean.
Then start processing.
Stop the bleeding first:
- Soak a piece of gauze with hydrogen peroxide and press it against the wound.For convenience, place your hand palm up on the table. If your toenail is damaged, lie down and place a pillow or blanket roller under your foot. If the bleeding is too severe and does not stop for more than 10 minutes, call an ambulance. It is highly likely that you have a damaged blood vessel.
- Remove any clotted blood and dirt from the wound. Put hot water in a bowl and gently rinse your finger using a soft sponge or cloth. Take a dry, clean, lint-free towel and pat the wound gently.Do not rub or press too hard to prevent bleeding again.
Now let’s move on to the stage of tissue disinfection:
- Treat the wound with hydrogen peroxide again and apply an antibiotic ointment. Levomekol or Solcoseryl is best suited for this purpose.
- Cover the damaged area with breathable adhesive tape to minimize the chance of bacterial infection.
If you have completely ripped off the nail plate, do your best to ensure the healthy growth of new tissue. Even if the nail is only partially separated from the nail bed, it will no longer return to its original state, but will grow back from the cuticle.
Important! The torn off nail will not be able to grow back – you should not press it down or try to glue it with medical glue. This can negatively affect the growth of the new nail plate, cause inflammation or an allergic reaction.
Do I need to bandage?
in case of damage to the toenail, it is better to use a sterile bandage,
Thus, you can create a kind of air cushion that protects the damaged area from excessive rubbing against the shoes. In addition, it peels off the skin quite easily, which facilitates subsequent care.
90,000 Chapter 14. Goddess. Secrets of the life and death of Marilyn Monroe [without ill.]
On January 14, 1954, San Francisco Judge Charles Piarie was disturbed by a phone call while dining at the Bar Association. Rino Barzocinni, the manager of Joe DiMaggio’s restaurant at Fisherman’s Wharf, called and asked if the judge could do the wedding right now. Piari arrived at the municipality a few minutes before the arrival of Di Maggio and his fiancée. Marilyn was wearing a modest brown suit with an ermine collar. The groom was accompanied by Barzocinni, who acted as best man, and Frank Lefty O’Dole, baseball star of the past, who helped DiMaggio advance in the sport before the war.Marilyn’s friends were not present at the wedding ceremony. Later, Marilyn will say that the decision to marry was made by her just two days before.
All of this turned into some embarrassment. On the third floor of the City Hall, there was an awkward hitch as the chief clerk had to send for a typist to fill out a marriage license. It turned out to be into the hands of Marilyn – she had time for important phone calls.
Before leaving for the ceremony, she called the director of advertising at Fox, briefly announcing her intention.Now, having trampled the romance of the last minutes of unmarried life, she sought to establish her former connection with the press. She tried to call Sydney Skolski, but he did not pick up the phone. True, she managed to leave a message for the illustrious and incredibly powerful Luella Parsons. Then she herself tracked down Los Angeles journalist Kendice Rocklin and dumbfounded him with the news in expressions that he would not forget until his death.
There was an unimaginable noise around Marilyn in the municipality when Roquelin asked her what she thought about the upcoming marriage.”Candice,” she whispered in a familiar quivering voice, “I sucked the last time …”
A legend widespread among journalists says that this expression was used by Marilyn more than once. Perhaps this is so, but Rockelin, who has given the journalistic profession for many years, claims that a few minutes before Di Maggio’s marriage promise, Marilyn uttered exactly this phrase. Of course, Marilyn knew well that these words were not printed.
Meanwhile, about five hundred people have already gathered in the square near the city hall.When the judge opened the window to allow fresh air, the room was drowned in the rumble of the crowd coming from the street. Every now and then reporters strove to look through the open doors. Finally Di Maggio exclaimed, “Okay, let’s get down to business,” and the judge called the crowd to silence. An obedient “sh-sh-sh” swept over the square.
On the marriage certificate, Marilyn signed herself as Norma Jeane Mortenson Dacherty, indicating the wrong age – twenty-five; although she was nearly twenty-eight at the time.DiMaggio took out a ring – a white gold bezel studded with diamonds1. As the press testified, Marilyn promised DiMaggio only “to love, respect and care, but said nothing about obedience.” In 1954, it was already fashionable to skip this part of the solemn promise given by the spouses, although the son of an emigrant from Sicily hardly liked it. On the evening of the same day, a representative of the archbishop announced to Di Maggio that his previous marriage, contracted in the Catholic Church, was considered “automatically dissolved” due to the conclusion of a civil marriage with Monroe.
In the commotion immediately after the wedding ceremony, DiMaggio was asked what they were going to do with the bride next. “What do you think?” He asked with a significant wink. When asked about children, he replied: “We are thinking of having one. I can guarantee it. ” Marilyn added, “I’d like to have six.” In the end, DiMaggio exploded: “I’ve had enough of this crush. Let’s cancel the reception, ”and the young people left.
Marilyn and Di Maggio drove to Paso Robles, two hundred miles south of San Francisco.There, by candlelight and curious glances from behind the door, they ate a steak each. Then they said that they intended to drive off to Hollywood, but, confusing their tracks, returned to the Clifton Motel. After DiMaggio made sure there was a TV in the room, the couple rented a room for four dollars and posted a Do Not Disturb sign on the door. Without leaving, they spent fifteen hours there. In the future, the room will be decorated with a brass plaque that reads “Joe and Marilyn slept here.” After leaving the motel, Mr. and Mrs. DiMaggio disappeared from the press for more than two weeks, which was a very rare event in the life of Marilyn Monroe.
But in late January, when Di Maggio flew to New York on business, Marilyn could not resist the temptation to call some journalist. Soon, locked in a car, parked on a deserted street, they were sitting together with Sydney Skolski. Marilyn, saying that she should not be seen, shared with her friend the details of the honeymoon.
With Di Maggio, they took refuge in a friend’s cottage in the mountains near Palm Springs. “There was no one but us,” she said.“Joe and I took a long walk. The TV was not there. We really got to know each other. We played billiards, Joe taught me how to play. ” The material received by Skolski was held throughout the country as an exclusive. Meanwhile, Marilyn braced herself for the second half of her honeymoon, which was destined to be a nationwide spectacle. The DiMaggio couple were going to Japan.
For the baseball champion, a trip to the Far East was a routine part of a familiar job.Two years ago, shouting “Banzai Di Maggio!”, Joe played his last game in the tournament. The most popular Americans in Japan were General MacArthur and baseball player Joe DiMaggio. Baseball, rapidly gaining strength, was now going into big business in Japan. The DiMaggos’ honeymoon trip, in truth, was seen as a long-planned trip paid for by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper to kick off baseball season in Japan.
In San Francisco, Kay Patterson, the representative of the Shimbun in California, put the couple on board a Pan-American airline transatlantic plane.She says: “Joe looked very calm, in San Francisco he was Mr. Big, – Marilyn seemed charming and, judging by the fact that she did not take her eyes off him, she was definitely in love. She played a secondary role. ”
In Hawaii, the plane stopped for refueling. It was here that the couple first felt the explosive nature of their union. A crowd of thousands gathered on the concrete runway, chanting Marilyn’s name. On the way to the lounge for transit passengers from all directions, the hands of distraught fans were reaching out to Marilyn, trying to pull out a lock of her hair as a keepsake.However, she managed to master herself so much that she muttered to reporters: “From now on, marriage is my main career.”
Hawaii became the prelude to the insane hysteria that awaited them in Tokyo. The couple had to get out of the plane secretly through the luggage compartment. Here the crowd chanted: “Mon-chan! Mon-chan! ”, Which in a rough translation meant:“ sweet crumb ”. Later, at the Imperial Hotel, a hundred police officers had to hold back a frantic crowd that did not want to calm down until Marilyn appeared on the balcony.She thanked the audience for the “wonderful welcome”, but again she felt fear. “I felt,” she will later say to Sydney Skolski, “in the role of a dictator from the chronicle of war times.”
Marilyn tried to humble the monster she created. She held a press conference with dignity, at which two hundred Japanese reporters pelted her with empty questions. To the question: “Do you wear underwear?” – Marilyn replied: “I’m buying a kimono.” Photographers found out that she was wearing her underwear at the time, probably at the insistence of DiMaggio.
Gradually the Japanese began to come to their senses. “The Japanese, as a result of the visit from ‘Dear Actress Wobbling Ass,’ probably won’t take off their underwear,” one pundit remarked thoughtfully, “because it’s pretty cold … but I’m sure they’ll soon start wagging their asses.”
During the ten days they spent in Japan, especially after they fled Tokyo, Marilyn really did play a “minor role” with baseball hero Di Maggio.Modestly dressed, not brightly painted, she obediently dragged around DiMaggio while her illustrious husband played golf; hidden from view, remained in the car when he arranged a meeting with sports fans. In the evenings, she watched DiMaggio play snooker, in which he fought with his friend and colleague Lefty O’Dole. But two weeks later, Marilyn regained her mythical image. She alone, without a husband, went to Korea to entertain American soldiers.
A few weeks earlier, Marilyn had talked about a “Marine paratrooper who, after being in Korea, came to the door of my house.He told me how many men who serve in the army in life mean photography. Talking about this, he began to cry … “. Now, sitting behind the canvas curtain of her makeshift dressing room in the piercing cold, about to speak to the soldiers of the First Marine Division, she assumed her appearance as Marilyn Monroe. The thirteen thousand crowd roared in approval as she sang “Girl’s Best Friend – Diamond”, “Bye, Bye, Baby” and “Do it Again” in a brittle voice without microphone support.
Marilyn had some difficulties with the performance of the last song when one officer intervened, saying that the song was too frank. In vain, she referred to the fact that the song was written by the famous George Gershwin. She changed the line of the chorus to kiss me again.
Marilyn didn’t let censorship come between her and the audience. In the falling flakes of snow, she, draped in a purple dress with a low neckline, for three feverish days was a soldier’s angel of lust.The film about Marilyn’s concerts shows that she herself was on edge and clearly enjoyed the delight of the uniformed soldier mass.
Later, Marilyn will tell her friend Amy Green that after that the crowds no longer frightened her. She also added: “I never felt like a star in my soul before. It was so wonderful to look down and see the guy smiling at you. ” Joe DiMaggio, who was waiting for her in Japan, saw the newsreel and did not feel delighted with everything that was happening.
Throughout Marilyn’s trip to Korea, the couple exchanged intense phone calls.One of the conversations, amplified by loudspeakers thanks to the skill of military communications, was broadcast at a dinner party with Marilyn’s participation. The military audience heard her ask, “Do you still love me, Joe? Do you miss me?” DiMaggio’s answer was deliberately drowned out.
Several weeks later, Marilyn chatted incessantly with Sydney Skolski, describing her visit to Korea and concerts in front of American troops. Then, turning to DiMaggio, she asked, “Joe, can you imagine what this is? Have ten thousand people ever stood up and applauded you? ”
Skolsky recalled: “Joe’s voice sounded dispassionate, not reflecting any emotion, deliberately downplaying the words, as he always downplayed his incredible victories at Yankee Stadium.“Seventy-five thousand,” he replied calmly. Marilyn has become like the bewildered player who was defeated in the first round of the national baseball championship. ”
Marilyn returned to Tokyo with mild pneumonia. A difficult meeting with her husband awaited her there. There is no exact information about why Marilyn decided to interrupt her honeymoon and go to Korea to entertain the soldiers of the US Armed Forces. According to her version, this request was made to her by an American general during the Hawaii-Tokyo flight.According to her, DiMaggio did not mind this. But according to Sydney Skolski, Marilyn had planned this tour even before leaving the United States. This idea did not like Joe DiMaggio, but Marilyn went against his will.
There was nothing interesting in the newspaper coverage of the honeymoon, except for one strange detail. The Los Angeles Times reported that Marilyn went to Tokyo with a splint on her thumb, so she kept her hand in a mink coat all the way.“I just hit him,” she said. – I have a witness. Joe was present and heard the crunch of a bone. ” She refused to elaborate on the broken finger in more detail. Attached was a picture of a finger in a splint.
The non-public version of Marilyn – although all her stories should be treated with caution – said that DiMaggio’s finger was broken in a moment of rage. She told many friends about this, including Amy Green. From the memoirs of Green: “Marilyn went up to him to hug.At that moment he was talking to George Solother, and her behavior annoyed him. And Joe had such huge paws. He only pushed her hands away. From this sharp jolt, the finger broke … “
From Amy Green’s story, it is clear that the injury was caused by accident: DiMaggio simply underestimated his own strength. However, in the future, there will be a series of reports that DiMaggio, during their short married life with Marilyn Monroe, mistreated his wife.
Louis Webber, Marilyn Monroe’s press agent in the fifties, said: “I’m sure Marilyn was afraid of him, physically.She said that Joe had a difficult character. He was very conservative in his views. ” All the evidence agrees on one thing: DiMaggio was wayward and jealous.
Henry Rosenfeld, a trusted friend of Marilyn in New York, claimed that she allegedly said that during the honeymoon “he began to reproach her for going to bed with everyone.” Marilyn told her hairdresser Gladys Whitten, for whom she brought a gift from the Far East, that DiMaggio was furious over her voyage to Korea.“She went against his will,” says Whitten, “and he was furious. Marilyn said: “He threatened to divorce me during his honeymoon!”
After their marriage failed, Marilyn and actress Maureen Stapleton once looked at old photographs. She took one picture and remarked: “Look, it was right after the wedding. Pay attention to my hands – I literally pushed him away from me. True, deep in my heart I did not want to marry him. ” Surprisingly, before the ink on the marriage certificate had dried, Marilyn started talking about a new marriage.Immediately after the DiMaggio spouses returned from their honeymoon, Sydney Skolski was invited to their Beverly Hills suite. As soon as Joe DiMaggio left the room, the old journalist recalls, Marilyn stunned him with a frank statement.
– Sydney? – she said.
– Do you know who I’m going to marry?
– Married? I don’t understand something, what are you talking about?
“I’m going to marry Arthur Miller,” Marilyn said.
Stunned Skolski said he did not understand Marilyn.
– Wait, – Marilyn assured him, – and you will see.
Less than a year after this conversation with Skolski, she and the playwright began to meet in earnest. A year later, she will fulfill her intention and marry Miller.
A marriage with DiMaggio, which began with a disagreement, will last less than nine months.
1. As a wedding present, Marilyn gave DiMaggio her “nude” photos from the famous calendar series, which were considered too explicit and were not published.But this became known only after many years.