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A 42-year-old female asked:

dislocated pinky finger about a week ago still swollen and have stinging pain in joint?

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Dr. Blake Miller
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.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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