Hurt Little Fingers: Managing Everyday Digital Injuries in Kids

With a focus on often-missed injuries and the value of early detection, orthopedic surgeon Gopal Lalchandani, MD, describes his process of evaluating finger fractures and lacerations in children, using photos and X-ray images to illustrate. His tips cover when nonsurgical treatment should suffice as well as subtle signs that indicate a need for emergency care or prompt assessment from a hand surgeon (including how finger positions and skin tone changes can reveal tendon or nerve damage). Learn how appropriate primary care can preserve dexterity.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Orthopedic hand surgeon

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