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How much time does it take to heal a dislocated finger?

How much time does it take to heal a dislocated finger?

Depends: If it is a simple dislocation with congruent reduction seen on xray vs a complex finger fracture dislocation that needs surgery. ...Read more

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Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more

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What is done for a dislocated finger?

What is done for a dislocated finger?

Reduce: Dislocated fingers need to be reduced before the ligaments heal shortened and the joints cannot be reduced. X-rays need to be taken before and after reduction to make sure there are no fractures. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Verify that it's a wart. There are many types and they look different.
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If OTC treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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What can be done about a dislocated finger ?

What can be done about a dislocated finger ?

Reduction: If it is acute (new, fresh), reduction (putting it back in place) and protection in a splint will usually take care of the problem unless there is severe damage to the cartilage or other soft parts. Sometimes surgery is needed. If it is chronic, the joint may be too damaged and the unstable; surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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What to do about a potential dislocated finger?

What to do about a potential dislocated finger?

Go to an ER: The best thing to do is to be check at a local er. You could have a fracture or soft tissue interposition in associatio with your dislocation, what will prevent an appropriate reduction. Best recommendation is go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Finger warts can appear to resolve after tx, but then reoccur
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HPV virus causes warts, is contagious; Cover when present
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Most dermatologists recommend teat warts as soon as they appear
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Should I get evaluation for my dislocated finger?

Should I get evaluation for my dislocated finger?

Absolute: You need to see a hand surgeon, doctor to evaluate your finger and make sure there is no deeper looming problems. ...Read more

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How long does it take a dislocated finger to grow in the wrong direction?

No time: A dislocated finger will appear crooked immediately. If not treated soon it will continue to be crooked and most likely stiff. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Apply salicylic acid to wart
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Pare down the wart
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Follow-up with dermatologist if not improving
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What to do for a dislocated finger?

What to do for a dislocated finger?

Put it back in: The first step is to reduce or put the joint back into place. The biggest problem we see with these injuries is stiffness. Occupational therapy is commonly required. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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