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Surgery: "fracture of distal phalanx"
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Surgery: "fracture of distal phalanx"

Hi. I was told by my doctor I have a fractured ring finger, and might need surgery because it has 25 degree angulation. It will be the first time Im having surgery and I'm having anxiety attacks, so I just want to ask a few questions so I know what to expect. Thanks alot.

I think this is as minor a surgery as you can get..(right?) I can move my fingers fine. So, can I get local anaesthesia, or wil they put me to sleep? also, does anyone know what preoperative exams they do on me before a simple procedure like this? do i need any at all? it's just my finger...and it seems fine. So will they do a full body physical exam just for a surgery for one finger? I don't really want that.

Thanks alot.

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Hello!

You will be having regional anesthesia at your hand below the wrist so that the finger surgery can be performed without pain.

A digital block is administered sometimes before attempting to reduce a fracture. A
Combination of lidocaine and bupivacaine is used whenever possible to help with post procedure pain control.

You will be put for simple tests like: bleeding time, clotting time, blood hemoglobin, fasting blood sugar and also all your vitals (blood pressure, pulse etc) will be checked.

Take care!
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