Q: Scraped against a tree, car door only opens from the inside

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I backed up into a tree leaving my driveway. The tree scraped my drivers side. The tree scraped against the driver door handle. As a result, I cannot open the door from the outside, but it opens perfectly from the inside. The handle makes a sort of gritting sound, it doesn't bounce back. It's stiff. It stays in the up and out position unless I manually push it back in. When I put the key in, it turns fine as well, locks and unlocks like its supposed to. So, do I just need a door handle replacement?

My car has 185000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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