Describe the tests that led to a diagnosis of a broken finger.
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How is a broken finger diagnosed?
X-ray is the primary tool used to diagnose a broken finger. The doctor will need an X-ray to evaluate the position of the broken finger bones.
With more complex injuries, the doctor may seek the advice of an orthopedic (bone and joint specialist) or hand surgeon (an orthopedic surgeon or plastic surgeon with post-residency, fellowship level training in hand surgery).