Turners Station, KY
A 42-year-old female asked:
dislocated pinky finger about a week ago still swollen and have stinging pain in joint?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Finger dislocation: Use athletic tape and buddy tape your small finger to your ring finger for about 3-4 weeks to protect it and get it moving. The swelling and pain will subside over time, but you need to get the joint moving.
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Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Swelling is common : After dislocation but a fracture dislocation with subluxaiton (imperfect position ) of the joint, a tendon or ligament tear that needs further treatment or even swelling that interferes with return of normal motion can make recovery more complex. Seek treatment with a hanf surgeon, many dislocations ar not as simple as they are made out to be!
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Last updated Jul 16, 2013
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