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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila Mogilevsky
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
23 years experience Hand Surgery
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
23 years experience Hand Surgery
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
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
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
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
46 years experience Hand Surgery
Reduce: Dislocated fingers need to be reduced before the ligaments heal shortened and the joints cannot be reduced. X-rays need to be taken before and after r ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Get it moving: Assuming the joint is back into place the most important thing is to prevent stiffness by performing range of motion exercises. An occupational therap ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Splint and protect: A dislocation may represent weakness of the ligaments supporting the joint structure. Splinting of an acutely injured joint may allow spontaneous heal ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Deitch
30 years experience Hand Surgery
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Reduction: If it is acute (new, fresh), reduction (putting it back in place) and protection in a splint will usually take care of the problem unless there is sev ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
26 years experience Hand Surgery
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Absolute: You need to see a hand surgeon, doctor to evaluate your finger and make sure there is no deeper looming problems.
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