The most common fracture among athletes occurs in the finger. Learn about the difference between jammed fingers and fractures during this busy sports season.
Jammed finger description:
Jammed fingers are common in sports but may also occur during regular daily activities. Even if the injured finger looks normal and can move normally, it may require medical treatment. The anatomy of the finger joint is complex, and several types of injuries can result in permanent problems if they are left undiagnosed or untreated.
Fractured Finger definition:
Each finger has three phalanges, except the thumb, which has two phalanges. A broken, or fractured, finger occurs when one or more of these bones breaks. A break is usually the result of an injury to the hand. A fracture can occur in any of the phalanges.
Article courtesy of The Hand Care Society.