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I broke my middle finger on sat.. went to the ER (advice from TriCare help center) they wrapped it, I went to a follow up today at the base clinic..
The dumb *** broad that works the counter put a guard on my entire finger.. It's my first digit, tip, that is broken... I chopped the guard down to cover the first two digits of my finger. WebMD was of little help...
I think it felt better when the entire finger was splinted.. it hurts a little more now.. not bad, but tolerable.. My question is, will this effect the recovery? Should I just splint the entire finger?
I wasn't going to ask the broad that works the counter.. She my be an RN, but I do NOT trust her opinion seeing as she can't even figure out why I was there.. "oh.. It's broken?!?!" .. No dumbass, I'm just getting this for looks!!! I was getting pissed.. anyway...
hah... my dad broke his middle finger about 20 years ago ... that same day we drove to his wisconsin house.. he had to drive the entire way with his hand elevated above his heart, arm out the window... with his middle digit sticking up...
no help here, but thought i'd share my story
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^ yeah... It's always the middle finger!! This is the second time I broke this one! the last time was 7 years ago, it was crushed, middle digit tho.... guess what happened this time!?! I crushed the sumbisch!
I was hammering a fence pole into the ground w/ a piece of concrete and I slipped... ow.... yeah, I cough the cut end of the fence post between my finger and the slab of crete I was using as a caveman hammer! "Regan SMASH!
When you put it on, just make sure its not too tight or too loose. Make sure it fits to your finger though.. Use the same method that the doctor or nurse used when they put it on and you should be all good. As stupid as that lady may have appeared, chances are they did do it correctly.
I'd imagine you'd know how to do it though, since you said you have broken a finger before. If it is bothering you during the day, just call up the doctors office and see if they could give you any tips about putting it on.
Like others have said keep the whole finger splinted up and wear it as much as you can. Do take a little time to take off the splint and kind of bend it a little just to exercise it. Take a little ibuprofen to reduce the swelling when needed.
I dislocated my pinky over a month ago and it kind of sucks. Still cant make a fist and keep hitting it =/
I havnt had any good experiences with military health care myself. Dislocated pinky and drove myself to the base clinic....IT WAS CLOSED AT 3pm. Spend 30 minutes driving to another military medical hospital and sat in the emergency room for bout 2 hours before someone gave me an ice pack. Sat another hour before they took xrays. Spent ANOTHER hour before they looked at the xrays and snapped it back into place...
Originally Posted by nickdotcom
so your either a dumbass for not knowing the difference between hail and rain
Yes, go for the entire splint! The splint will ensure that you heal properly and enable you to have correct movement of the joints when the splint is removed.
As you're healing, here's a little humor for you...my friend Brad broke his femur (upper leg), and tibia(lower leg). A group of us sat just outside the emergency room as Brad was being treated by the doctor. The doctor asked Brad, "does THIS hurt?", as he moved Brad's leg. Brad screamed, "OF COURSE IT HURTS YOU F_____ ASSH___.....IT'S BROKEN!!!!!!"
A wave of laughter went up and down the hallway. Obviously, at the time, Brad didn't think it was funny, but we laughed about it much later.
i have broken many fingures and the splints only lasted about half a day before i took them completely off. i hate splints
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THese dumb borads at "MIL Medicine", I was told my a Captain to go there and get the splint, I show up and the two broads that work at the counter (Dumb frickin Korean broads, just them not all Koreans)... , "What u here for? Oh... What u name?" another one: "What u here for? You have appointment? No, no, that family practice.. Go there.. Oh Captain Jack told you come here? You sure?" Gives me splint: "Oh, it's broken?!" No, I'm just wearing this for attention!!! YES YOU DUMBF**K!!
I f**k**g HATE GOING THERE just because I have to deal w/ those dumb broads who can't even take a damn appointment! And there's obviously some communication problems in that section!