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I have a dislocated finger. Help?

I have a dislocated finger. Help?

See your doctor : I would see your doctor right away. You will need at least an xray to make sure that there is no fracture in the area and that your ligaments are intact. If it is a true dislocation your finger may need to be braced. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a dislocated finger ever heal?

Can a dislocated finger ever heal?

Yes : Finger dislocations almost always heal. Most important you want to make sure there is no fracture (get an xray). The biggest problem we see with finger dislocations is stiffness. Occupational therapy is commonly needed to get the range of motion back. ...Read more

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What to do for a dislocated finger?

What to do for a dislocated finger?

Reduce joint: Reduced means to put the joint back into place, A dislocation needs the right post injury care. Small fractures that may seem unimportant to many physicians who are not trained to evaluate finger injuries can result in problems so see a hand surgeon. ...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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How do you treat a dislocated finger?

How do you treat a dislocated finger?

Get it moving: Assuming the joint is back into place the most important thing is to prevent stiffness by performing range of motion exercises. An occupational therapist is very important in the process to encourage you and monitor your progress. ...Read more

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What can be done for a dislocated finger?

What can be done for a dislocated finger?

Splint and protect: A dislocation may represent weakness of the ligaments supporting the joint structure. Splinting of an acutely injured joint may allow spontaneous healing of these ligaments. Repeated or recurrent injury may require surgical repair. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal a dislocated finger?

What can I do to heal a dislocated finger?

See hand specialist: Dislocation of a finger joint is a common injury. Treatment often involves range of motion exercises and controlling the swelling of the joint.When treated promptly, patients can restore excellent function of the involved finger. However, a "dislocated" finger can often be associated with a fracture or other complex injury. It is best to see a hand specialist to determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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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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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