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Medicine for dislocated finger

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila Mogilevsky
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
See your doctor : I would see your doctor right away. You will need at least an xray to make sure that there is no fracture in the area and that your ligaments are inta... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Yes : Finger dislocations almost always heal. Most important you want to make sure there is no fracture (get an xray). The biggest problem we see with finge... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Put it back in: The first step is to reduce or put the joint back into place. The biggest problem we see with these injuries is stiffness. Occupational therapy is com... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Reduce joint: Reduced means to put the joint back into place, A dislocation needs the right post injury care. Small fractures that may seem unimportant to many phy... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Be seen: It will need to be reduced, usually better by a trained professional and after an X-ray to make sure it is dislocated rather than a displaced fracture... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
See hand specialist: Dislocation of a finger joint is a common injury. Treatment often involves range of motion exercises and controlling the swelling of the joint.When t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
27 years experience
Go to an ER: The best thing to do is to be check at a local er. You could have a fracture or soft tissue interposition in associatio with your dislocation, what wi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
Absolute: You need to see a hand surgeon, doctor to evaluate your finger and make sure there is no deeper looming problems.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Dislocation: Closed vs. Open reduction, then splinting.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
There are at times: Quick recovery, when the dislocation does not significantly injure adjacent joint surfaces and tissue and there is minimal swelling and there are more... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
No, probably not: It depends upon the nature of your injury. A simple dislocation that is put back in place within a few hours will usually heal well, but it may take 8... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Instability?: Could be okay, but dislocation could result in a ligament injury requiring further care. Seek care with a hand surgeon.
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