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What kind of finger splints do you get for broken pinkys?

What kind of finger splints do you get for broken pinkys?

Depends...: On the severity of the fracture and where the fracture is located. Sometimes "buddy taping" is enough to protect the fracture. In other instances, 30 degrees of flexion and alumifoam are enough. Ulnar gutter casts may be required in more severe cases. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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How do you make a finger splint yourself?

How do you make a finger splint yourself?

Depends on the purpo: If you have a problem with your index finger and you need a splint you need to make sure you are using it for right reason.Really, you sjould see your doctor to advise you what you need. ...Read more

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Finger splint for deformation for fingers?

Finger splint for deformation for fingers?

Yes: There are variety of finger splints for all deformity, this a valid treatment beside the other treatment methods. ...Read more

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How much time should I wear finger splint?

Depends: Depends on the type of injury, for a fracture 4 weeks, soft tissue injury is variable depending on the type. Mallet finger requires 6 weeks of splinting never removing the splint, collateral ligament injuries benefit from early motion so less time, central slip rupture requires 4 to 6 weeks, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Does a finger splint need to stay on 24 hours a day?

Does a finger splint need to stay on 24 hours a day?

Finger splint: It depends on why you wearing it. If you have a fracture then it needs to be worn 24 hours. A sprain does not require constant splint use. ...Read more

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What can I do to write more easily with a finger splint?

What can I do to write more easily with a finger splint?

Trial & error: Trial and error to find what works best for you. If you are ambidextrous, try with your non-dominnant hand. Be careful not to aggravate your hand by using it too much while finge ris healing. ...Read more

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I know I should ice it, but should I buddy tape it, finger splint it, or just keep applying ice (for how long)?

Depend: If you have a contusion or sprained finger you really do not need to buddytape it. Ice it catefully the first 48-72 hours after injury. If it is broken then buddytaping is sometimes used. ...Read more

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My friends finger got slammed in the car door and it's been over 24 hours. She got a finger splint on her finger and she's wondering if that's good?Ty

Its good to splint -: To prevent from hurting her finger further, and to decrease the pain; but i would recommend her seeing an orthopod to get an xray, to ensure there is no broken bone or joint injury, or a tendon injury, as these would need to be treated properly, to avoid long term problems. Good luck. ...Read more