What you should know
A luxation is a dislocated joint, and requires urgent resetting into the correct position.
Fractures may be partial or complete, displaced or undisplaced. Fractures involving a major displacement or affecting a joint are particularly serious. The term 'open fracture' is used when there is a wound in contact with the fracture – in this case there is a very serious risk of infection to the bone or joint.
What you should do
Immobilise the painful or deformed area with a support bandage
Immediately consult a specialist centre for an x-ray examination. Some fractures or sprains require immediate surgery.
Seek advice from a specialist in hand surgery to ensure you receive the most suitable treatment.
What you should not do
Neglect any painful swelling in a finger or wrist