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How Long Does It Take For A Fracture Pinky Finger To Heal
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
What to do if I broke my pinky and had a cast for 2weeks and just got it off its all stiff and how long would it take to rehabilitate a fractured finger?
See your doctor.: Gnerally, a fracture needs to be immobilized, and the length of time depends on which bone, the location on the bone, and the time since injury. At times surgery may be necessary. You should seek the consultation of your doctor and/or orthopedic hand surgeon for best advice. ...Read more
The PA from orthopedic wants to leave my fractured pinky to heal on it's own. The piece of bone is pressing on my ring finger when tapped it's excruci?
If that's the case-: -it may B that it is just taped 2 tight. There should B cotton between the fingers. @ 41, U don't have 2 worry about growth abnormalities . My rule of thumb if it looks like a finger, but swollen & changing colors, buddy taping is fine, but if it is in wrapped which U should have been shown how, if it points in various directions up, down or twisted (the nails don't match up) then U 2C the ortho! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-8 weeks: It takes 4-8 weeks for finger fractures to heal. Once they have healed, your fingers will likely be stiff. You should be guided in some finger exercises by your doctor or therapist to get your hand moving normally again. If you are properly instructed on the exercises and you do them diligently, you should be back to using your hand normally relatively quickly. ...Read more
It takes about 6wks: Fractures take about 6 weeks to heal. During this time, the finger is likely to be immobilized. Once the immobilization is completed, range of motion exercises are initiated. Once the fracture is healed, you should be able to use it with minimal discomfort. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Dislocated finger 4 days ago pain down hand to wrist pt is 60y could fracture been missed on X-ray if so how long before follow up?
Soon: If you haven't already, i would seek the advise of a good hand surgeon (plastics or ortho) who can advise you on the care and treatment as well as what to expect while your finger heals. Sometimes dislocations do not go back into place without surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The pinky and the ring finger on the right hand feels like this sleepingthe pinky is bending with pain kind of feel like I fractured It?
Most likely U have -: an Ulnar neuropathy, called the Cubital Tunnel syndrome, which I call the "Funny Bone Nerve Irritation", which occurs in the elbow area. Keeping the Elbow straighter will help, specially at night time. Seeing an Orthopedist to confirm and a Neurologist to do the test for it would be helpful. Surgery will be necessary if t doesn't improve. Good Luck and Happy holidays. ...Read more
Think I may have fractured my arm fell and landed on the ulna side of my arm tender when I move my pinky finger the pain comes shooting up my arm
On the internet?: What do you expect here? If you think you have broken your arm you go to the doctor. You do not search the internet. You need an exam and possibly even an Xray. None of that will be found on the internet. ...Read more
Pinky: The best way to determine if it is fractured is to see your doctor and get an x-ray. ...Read more
I was playing rugby yesterday and i soon realized that my finger next to the pinky started hurting, is it fractured?
Possibly: Provided you injured it. Suggest you get it seen if pain persists. Broken fingers are very easy to treat. ...Read more
Base of finger?: Hard to say with out seeing the xray but that description should mean where your finger connects to your hand. ...Read more
My pinky finger is fractured below the knuckle and the doc says it has already started. What else can I do?
See a hand surgeon: I presume that you are saying the healing has started. It all depends on how far along the fracture is. Many of these can be manipulated or surgically treated to correct malalignment. If the alignment in okay, then starting therapy to improve motion and function may be appropriate. So, a lot depends on the xrays and the time since the injury. ...Read more
I have fractured my pinky finger. There is 20deg displacement of the bone above the joint. Joint is in place no dislocation there? What treatment ?
Varies: It varies based in part on the stability of the fracture. Some fractures can be reduced and held well in a cast or splint or even just buddy taped to the other finger. Others are unstable and are not held in place with a splint and so often require a pun to hold reduction. I would discuss directly with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hand/wrist MD: Please see an orthopedic hand/wrist surgeon, who can evaluate you , and provide the proper treatment. ...Read more
No the ulnar styloid: Is not directly connected there but if the hand is very swollen froma fracture and the trigger finger was waiting for a reason to become more symptomatioc then the swelling in the hadn could be the tipping point. But a direct cause...Unlikley. Causlality is a tricky issue as we often attribute one problem to another temporally, but you might as well blame a trigger finger on a thunderstorm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My pinky finger has been swelling for over 4 weeks now. Constant pain in the middle of my pinky. Could it be a hairline fracture?
IT MAY BE H/O TRAUMA: It may be if there is history of trauma you can recallbut it can be due to other causes like infection, cellulitis, allergic reaction to insect bite, arthritis.Get it checked and only way you can know if it is hairline fracture is by doing an xray after exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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