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How could you splint a broken pinky finger

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
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
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: You can use a popsicle stick or tongue depressor and tape.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
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
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Finger injury: You have already done everything correctly. Now it will take time for your body to heal itself.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
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.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kulick
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Find a hand surgeon: Thee are many causes for your complaints. You should seek consultation from a hand surgeon.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
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.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
1 month/: depending on the severity of the fracture and your age, it would be 4-6 weeks
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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Medical Attention: Seek medical attention as soon as possible (do not delay). Based on your description, you may have a tendon injury. The wound will need to be cleaned... Read More
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