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how long does it take finger to heal from dislocation

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
3-6 months: Jammed fingers can result in simple sprains to complex fracture-dislocations. The most innocuous appearing finger could be badly fractured. Uncomplica ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Treating a dislocation can be immediate if the joint returns back to its normal position. If it does not go back in place, a doctor can manipulate it ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
It should: Presuming that you haven't damaged the joint capsule too much, it should heal.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Needs reduction: A dislocation needs to be reduced and the bones put back into place before taping - normally after reduction we will tape 2-3 fingers together as "bud ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
6-12 weeks: I recommend continued buddy strapping during at-risk sports for 6-12 weeks after injury. Better safe than sorry. Remember to get those hands up in a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Reduction: The first treatment is to reduce the joint or put it back in place. You need an xray to make sure there are no fractures. If there is no fracture most ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a physician: You can damage your brachial plexus with certain dislocations. I would recommend seeing a physician to check on both vascular and nerve issues to make ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Taping technique: Taping to prevent injury involves taping the affected finger to the next largest finger, if possible. The tape should be applied to the shaft of the b ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Can be: You can damage your brachial plexus with certain dislocations. I would recommend seeing a physician to check on both vascular and nerve issues to make ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Lewis
33 years experience Occupational Medicine
Not necessarily: ...But is recommended. A dislocation is when the normal alignment and position of the bones in a joint, relative to each other, have been moved. Thi ... Read More
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