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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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Gopal Lalchandani, MD.

Gopal Lalchandani, MD

Orthopedic hand surgeon

Dr. Gopal Lalchandani is an orthopedic surgeon who cares for patients of all ages with upper extremity (from the elbow to the fingertip) injuries and conditions. He specializes in acute upper limb trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction ...

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