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what is the recovery time for an index pip joint dislocation?

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Dr. Joan Gelin
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
6-8 weeks: Sit down with your primary care doctor and / or the orthopedic specialist who had worked with you. He or she will be able to make a plan for your recovery.

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How is a sternoclavicular joint dislocation typically diagnosed?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray: It can sometimes be diagnosed with plain x-ray, but often a better study is ct scan which offers a 3-dimensional view of a 3-dimensional problem. Treatment is based on the severity of the dislocation, the direction of the dislocation, and whether it is acute or chronic. Suspected acute dislocations require early managment.
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What is does it mean to have acromio clavicular joint dislocation?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
See below: An acromioclavicular dislocation of AC dislocation is an injury to the ligaments that hold the end of your collar bone (clavicle) in proper alignment with your shoulder bone. There are different grades for different severity of injuries. Treatment is based on severity.
A 18-year-old male asked:

What are symptoms of cmc joint dislocation?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me help: Swelling, tenderness, and crepitation over cmc joints and deformity over that joint.
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What should be done in case of minor cmc joint dislocation?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Splint for 2-4 weeks: Immobilization in a thumb spica splint will allow the ligaments to heal enough to start physical or occupational therapy to begin. See hand specialist for details and treatment.

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