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Homemade finger splint

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Plastic Surgery 55 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes: There are variety of finger splints for all deformity, this a valid treatment beside the other treatment methods.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
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
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
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
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott m Smith
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 42 years experience
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.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Most large chain pharmacies have a good splint selection and the manufacturers supply reliable information on the packaging.
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Wet: You may be getting your finger wet and not allowing it to dry properly. Examine the area, dry completely and make sure there is no skin breakdown or ... Read More
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