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Aliso Viejo, CA
A 51-year-old male asked:

I dislocated my pinkie. i was given a splint to wear for two weeks. removed yesterday. now can't move finger well. normal?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Maybe: This may be some stiffness , since you haven't been moving/ bending it.Gently try to get it moving daily, little by little.If hurts too much or not slowly getting better, return to md.
Dr. James Flanagan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction 49 years experience
Dislocation: This is fairly normal after this type of injury and immobilization. You just need to work on range of motion or see a hand therapist to regain motion and function. May take some time.

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