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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
54 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on the purpo: If you have a problem with your index finger and you need a splint you need to make sure you are using it for right reason.Really, you sjould see your ... Read More

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: There are variety of finger splints for all deformity, this a valid treatment beside the other treatment methods.
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: There are some deformities of the fingers that we do use splints for. I would not hesitate to see a hand specialist to discuss the specifics of your ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Depends on the type of injury, for a fracture 4 weeks, soft tissue injury is variable depending on the type. Mallet finger requires 6 weeks of splinti ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Finger splint: It depends on why you wearing it. If you have a fracture then it needs to be worn 24 hours. A sprain does not require constant splint use.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Hurwitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Trial & error: Trial and error to find what works best for you. If you are ambidextrous, try with your non-dominnant hand. Be careful not to aggravate your hand by ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
42 years experience Sports Medicine
Depend: If you have a contusion or sprained finger you really do not need to buddytape it. Ice it catefully the first 48-72 hours after injury. If it is brok ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Its good to splint -: To prevent from hurting her finger further, and to decrease the pain; but i would recommend her seeing an orthopod to get an xray, to ensure there is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Finger splint: Yes. Or any surgical supply house.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott m Smith
41 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Patience: Fractures heal with time, finger fractures take 3 weeks. Care must be taken to assure that the bones are healing in good alignment, i.e. Xray.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Most large chain pharmacies have a good splint selection and the manufacturers supply reliable information on the packaging.

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