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A 55-year-old female asked:

If i dislocated my pinky finger 30 years ago and did not have it fixed, can there be anything done for it now?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Probably not: Arthritis has probably already set in.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
It depends: It depends in part by what you mean. Is it still dislocated, or is it just painful and stiff? Either way, there are procedures that could probably be done to reduce the pain if it hurts, but probably not terribly likely to improve your motion. Thank you for the question.

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Last updated Mar 13, 2013

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