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how long does it take to treat a finger dislocation

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
20 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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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hard to say: Treatment may be relatively simple but recovery may be prolonged for several months or years and may even require surgery if associated with a fractur ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
24 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
23 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
Dr. Teddy Atik
28 years experience Hand Surgery
Go to ER: The dislocation should be reduced within a few hours in the ER or most likely the patient will require surgery to out it back in place
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
23 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
24 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
It should: Presuming that you haven't damaged the joint capsule too much, it should heal.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: X-rays will certainly demonstrate a finger dislocation, acute or chronic, very clearly.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Lewis
34 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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Hauck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
No time: A dislocated finger will appear crooked immediately. If not treated soon it will continue to be crooked and most likely stiff.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
17 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on few things, how long did you have dislocation before it was reduced, what was the degree of dislocation, was it the first time, were the ... Read More

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