A 39-year-old female asked:
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my son has a chip fracture on his right little finger proximal phalanx. do it take time to heal? what are the treatment methods?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : It take about 3 weeks to heel. 1- you could use simple splint to imbolize the firnger. 2- you could body tape the fifth finger to the 4 th finger. Good luck.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Avulsion fractures: in the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture that compromises the stability of the joint, Often treatment, the of splint, splint position, length of splinting depends upon many factors. Best to follow up with a hand surgeon. A splint from the ER should not be final rx!
Answered on Oct 16, 2014

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Max 6 weeks: Treatment is usually splinting, unless there is a significant deformity, which there isn't in a chip fracture.
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Exercises: This may help https://www.healthline.com/health/chronic-pain/wrist-and-hand-stretches
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