Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard
I would just let it heal on its own. Of course the doc is recommending surgery, he's got a mortgage too.
+1 Pins and screws for a finger?
Why not take the conservative approach first? Have your doctor set the break and see how you feel after the necessary healing time. Worse comes to worse, if you're still in pain, you get the surgery later. He'd need to re-break the bone anyway.