After trapping my hand I had my first chance to try out the local general hospital, first stop was the accident and emergency unit. After a lengthy wait we were ushered into the unit and told an X-ray was needed. Returning to the A&E ward we were told to wait in a treatment cubicle.
The main doctor then said that the finger was broken and now needed stitching, he proceeded to insert 8 stitches around the top of the finger, sadly he saw no need to use a local anesthetic and the pain was pretty intense. We returned to the hospital today to see the orthopedic doctor to discuss the fracture, he advised me to let nature take its course and leave it be.