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It happens that a dislocated bone on a little finger be worse than a broken bone?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Finger dislocations: Can be present with or without a fracture. A dislocation may be reducible and very stable, not reducible and need surgery to put back or once put back in place be unstable. These are all assessments made by the treating porvider and used to asses needs for follow up care. Often when there is no obvious fracture we assume that itll be 'ok" but there can be a need for prolonged care for these.
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