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Dislocated Pinky Finger Treatment
Dislocated my pinky finger, doc snapped it back to its place. Its been a week ago, anything I can do to help the finger heal?
Is there anything that can be done about a pinky finger that was dislocated but never treated? It healed crooked and knuckle is naturally bent now?
Many times as soon as u injure it and look at it, if there is deformity at the joint, = dislocation with/with out fx and ligament damage. If deformity is between the joint, = fracture.
If it is just grossly swollen, u need to c an orth surg and b eval + xrays 2 b sure, and 2 get proper treatment no matter what u think it is! ...Read more
Protect then move it: Xray is a good idea to confirm that the dislocation is reduced fully and that there is not a fracture. If that looks ok, 7-10 days of immobilization in a splint with occasional removal for cleaning and gentle range of motion. Then more aggressive stretching and strengthening exercises with the finger taped to the one next to it above and below the affected joint ("buddy taping"). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I dislocated my pinky finger. There is limited feeling, swelling and pain. What can I do to stop this and regain feeling?
See an orthopedist: Interphalangeal joint dislocations of the fingers is common. Typically associated with forced hyperextension or hyperflexion of the digit, they require immediate reduction. This joint is a hinge joint that allows only flexion and extension and consists of several ligamentous complexes. Patient have dislocation should consult specialist asap. ...Read more
My pinky finger was dislocated when I was a child. It is still dislocated. Do I need a surgery. If so, then will it be as good as nothing ever happened?
Depends on the: Damage, if able to reconstruct what was damaged possible. Sometimes ligaments shred and scar tissue develops etc and may not be able to fix like it was. ...Read more
Depends...: A fracture on the end of the finger can be splinted easier than those close to the hand. The closer you get to the hand the higher your chances for a cast. There are various types of fracutres that can occur with a dislocation and some are more severe than others. Some may require simple splinting, and others may require surgery. Can you provide more specifics about your individual situation? ...Read more
I dislocated my pinky a week ago and my finger still hurts and I lost a lot of my finger movement. Other than ice and splinting how can I heal faster?
I dislocated my pinky finger and popped it back into place last week, how long will it usually take to heal?
Depends: It depends on the amount and nature of injury you had. If there's no fracture, i'd recommend buddy taping or having it in a finger splint for as long as the pain subsides and then you start doing some range of motion exercises until you are able to fully use it. If there's a fracture, the finger must be buddy taped for a number of weeks (depending on the fracture) and then as above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I dislocated my pinky finger 30 years ago and did not have it fixed, can there be anything done for it now?
Should I have pinky finger fusion surgery? Dislocated pinky a long time ago and now is arthritic. It is swollen and it's hard to bend. No more ligaments
Your call: Ultimately, that answer lies in you. Have a conversation with your surgeon about the pros and cons of your specific case. If you are in pain, your finger can not bend, etc, and there is a possibility the surgery will help those issues, that may play a role in your decision. Good luck. ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a doctor treat a pinky finger that was dislocated at both joints and continues to be swollen, painful, and now bent?
I dislocated the joint near my nail on my pinky finger and my friend popped it back. Should I still go to the doctor?
I got injured in pinky finger and it got dislocated and fracture. Dislocation is corrected and idoc has put splint for fracture. Recovery time?
1 month/: Depending on the severity of the fracture and your age, it would be 4-6 weeks ...Read more
Reduction, ice, spli: Acutely, it must be reduced to normal, then splinted and iced and elevated. One may need to have x-rays to rule out fracture or further problems and then may need some physical therapy. One may need to follow up with an orthopedist, hand surgeon or other. Expect some long term swelling of the joint, pain and loss of some function for a while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer