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how could you splint a broken pinky finger

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Buddy Tape: It depends on where the finger is broken. If there is a fracture of the small finger bones (phalanges) treatment is often as simple as taping the fin ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: You can use a popsicle stick or tongue depressor and tape.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Is the pinky tender?: Not completely clear. If there is a nerve along the finger he splint may relieve the nerve pressure to help the pinky. If the pinky itself is ten ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Finger injury: You have already done everything correctly. Now it will take time for your body to heal itself.
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Wait rest then ot: Ice bath with finger motion when your doc takes you out of the splint they are waiting for a ligament to heal so you dont have problem later occupatio ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Evaluation: Deformity of a finger following injury should be further evaluated by a physician and in most cases it would be important to at least obtain an xray.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kulick
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Find a hand surgeon: Thee are many causes for your complaints. You should seek consultation from a hand surgeon.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shitel Patel
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
Dislocated: You need to have your hand evaluated by an xray and a full hand exam. Once this is done, the hand surgeon will be able to determine the best course of ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say.: Did you get it x-rayed? Sometimes an initial x-ray does not show a fracture, and it may not be evident on x-ray until a week later. Be sure to get c ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Get an xray: Time to stop speculating ; get evaluation/diagnosis. Go see your family doc who can order an xray to prove whether broken or not. S/he can then discus ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Get evaluated: This could be a number of things before you start splinting see a hand surgeon, this could be the sign of an impending tendon rupture at the wrist.
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A male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
45 years experience Pediatrics
1 month/: depending on the severity of the fracture and your age, it would be 4-6 weeks

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