I went to the orthopedic doctor today to follow up on my finger fracture. I got to see the x-ray, which I’m going to try to post here later. They have it on CD-ROM and said they’d burn me a copy if I bring a disk at the next visit (2 weeks). How cool is that?
Anyway, I asked what is meant by “avulsion fracture“. Essentially it’s caused by a ligament breaking off a small piece of bone from the main bone. Sounds pretty nasty, but it’s nowhere near as bad as a full fracture that snaps through the main bone. Mine should heal in 2-4 weeks. It’s still pretty swolllen, stiff and sore.