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Never too late: If the thumb is still dislocated, you should see a hand surgeon. The longer you wait the more involved the repair will be but the thumb is such a valuable part of the hand that you want it as functional as possible. A prolonged wait might mean the surgeon will have to re-dislocate it and perhaps clean up scar and contracture elements to restore function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not correctly: If u have dislocated your thumb acutely you need to have the joint reduced promptly( either in the er or @ orthopedist's office).Most common thumb dislocations occur @ the metacarpal-phalangeal((knuckle) joint and occassionally require open reduction as tendon or other tissue can be 'stuck' in the joint.See an ors for evaluation/ x-rays for diagnosis and treatment . Best of luck! ...Read more
Several weeks: If everything is now back in place, it could take several weeks for your thumb to not hurt at all. If it is immobilized, you will be given exercises to do when you can finally move it. Doing these every day carefully will help the healing process. Hopefully you will make a full and rapid recovery! It is also important to avoid re-injury. ...Read more
Please advise what is the difference between a broken thumb, fractured thumb, and dislocated thumb?
See a hand specialis: Recommend you see a hand specialist. If you dislocated your thumb, it is possible you may have torn some of the ligaments that keep your thumb stable. Sometimes this requires surgery. More testing to determine this may need to be done. ...Read more
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