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A 33-year-old member asked:

Dislocated finger (pinky) during volleyball. how can i keep it from getting worse?

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Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Protect then move it: Xray is a good idea to confirm that the dislocation is reduced fully and that there is not a fracture. If that looks ok, 7-10 days of immobilization in a splint with occasional removal for cleaning and gentle range of motion. Then more aggressive stretching and strengthening exercises with the finger taped to the one next to it above and below the affected joint ("buddy taping").
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Which joint?: It is important to know how it was dislocated (which direction) and then tailor treatment appopriately.
Last updated May 27, 2016


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