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How do I tell if my left pinky finger is sprained, dislocated, or broken?

How do I tell if my left pinky finger is sprained, dislocated, or broken?

See ortho: 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

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Dislocated finger (pinky) during volleyball. How can I keep it from getting worse?

Dislocated finger (pinky) during volleyball. How can I keep it from getting worse?

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 more

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I dislocated my pinky finger. There is limited feeling, swelling and pain. What can I do to stop this and regain feeling?

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

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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?

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

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Will they put a cast on a broken and dislocated pinky finger?

Will they put a cast on a broken and dislocated pinky finger?

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

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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 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?

Wait rest then ot: Ice bath with finger motion when your doc takes you out of the splint they are waiting for a ligament to heal so you don't have problem later occupational therapist when out of splint. ...Read more

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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 more

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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

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Pl. I have right hand shoulder is dislocated pl. Give my treatment and exercise sholution?

Pl. I have right hand shoulder is dislocated pl. Give my treatment and exercise sholution?

Dislocation: If acute, go to er asap to have it reduced. If chronic, go to orthopedic surgeon with your records to plan treatment/exercise/possible surgery. ...Read more

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Dislocated pinky finger about a week ago still swollen and have stinging pain in joint?

Dislocated pinky finger about a week ago still swollen and have stinging pain in joint?

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 more

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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 dislocated the joint near my nail on my pinky finger and my friend popped it back. Should I still go to the doctor?

Yes: It is possible to rupture a tendon when you dislocate a joint. You could also have a small chip fracture along with the dislocation. Either of these could require further treatment. ...Read more

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What is effective therapy for a dislocated finger?

What is effective therapy for a dislocated finger?

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 more

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What sort of treatments are available for dislocated finger in hands?

What sort of treatments are available for dislocated finger in hands?

Reduction: Urgent reduction under sedation is the typical treatment for dislocations of the finger. ...Read more

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My right hand index finger got stuck in door and my proximal phalange has a clean break and has dislocated a bit. Can you please advise.

My right hand index finger got stuck in door and my proximal phalange has a clean break and has dislocated a bit. Can you please advise.

Listen to a doctor: You obviously went to a doctor or an emergency room to get an xray to know about the break and dislocation. Why would you not listen to what they told you? See an orthopedic surgeon for more treatment if you do not like the care that you got from the er>. ...Read more