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Fifth Finger Broken Need Cast
Fractures in fingers: May need additional wrsit support to fully immobilize that fracture. The tendons that move the finger originate in the forearm, above the wrist toward the elbow. Wrist motion can cause tendon motion and in turn finger motion. Much depends on the type, location, pattern, stability, direction of the fracture. It may seem like too much but there is often a good reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buddy Tape: It depends on where the finger is broken. If there is a fracture of the small finger bones (phalanges) treatment is often as simple as taping the finger to the ring finger. If there is any rotational deformity or articular involvement this must be corrected and occasionally warrants surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Splinting or casting: In the proper position is the single most important ting to treat a hand fracture. Finger and hand joints get stiff quiclky if poorly positioned. The immobilzation must offer a secure afe position that allows healing to ccur without prolonging recovery. Typically this is for a nondisplaced or displaced fracture that can be held stable. For unfixable or unstalbe fractures internal fixaiton is adde. ...Read more
Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a hand specialist or orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Waiting too much longer may prevent anything more from being done to increase your motion. ...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
Hand/wrist MD: Please see an orthopedic hand/wrist surgeon, who can evaluate you , and provide the proper treatment. ...Read more
3 weeks ago,diagnosed with a avulsion fracture, middle finger. plaster tape splint and fracture appointment, should I be getting a proper splint?
Avulsion fractures: in the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture that compromises the stability of the joint, Often treatment, the of splint, splint position, length of spinning depends upon many factors. Best to follow up with a hand surgeon. A splint from the ER may be fine at first but can lead to issues ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either one ma y be: Used. If the fracture is felt to be potentially unstable a cast may be more likley selected if it is felt that the full time presence of that cast vs. The tendency to remove a splint make a difference . The issue with spiral fractures is to check rotation by genty making a fist to make sure the finger is not rotated and needing of a reduction or surgery ( internal fixation ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3rd and 4th metacarpals broken. have 1 screw for each of the broken bones. they used volar slab as a cast. it is possible to use ulnar gutter slab?
I got injured in pinky finger and it got dislocated and fracture .. dislocation is corrected and idoc has put splint for fracture . recovery time ?
My daughter was diagnosis with a broken scaphoid, 6 weeks after a gymnastics injury. Put her in a thumb spica cast, but her thumb and index finger are numb.
Buckle fracture: is a misnomer for an adult and nondisplaced but slight impacted fracture is more likely. Cast or splint may help if a fracture is unstable or very swollen or paoinful with range of motion. Tapong ,may work but leaves the fingers free to absorb force and may be OK in some cases. A lot depends upon the extent of soft tissue injury or swelling and the ealuaton of the frature seen well in 3 views XRAY ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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