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I Had A Proximal Phalanx Dislocation How Do Doctors Fix This
See below: If this is an acute injury usually this will require a digital block in order to test the stability of the joint. Then depending on if it was a dorsal or volar dislocation will determine the kind of splinting that will be started as long as testing of the joint does not show a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...Read more
Bone healing: There are many different factors that can help determine the rate at which bone heals. Somethings we can control, whether the fx site is immobilized, swelling is controlled, pt. Smoking hx etc. Others we have less control over such as, age, metabolic condition, or the type of fractue that occured just to na, e a few. It may benefit you to have xrays and see a doctor. ...Read more
I have fourth proximal phalanx fracture of foot which has not been heeled so far even on casting since 21 days .What to do next ?
Wait: No broken bone heals in 3 weeks. Bones will be 75% healed in 6-8 weeks, unless something is slowing healing. I'm glad to hear it was casted. Digital fractures are often undertreated. Rest the foot, limit activity to comfort and it should be fairly solid in another month or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lump on my ring finger on the proximal phalanx. It seems to have appeared overnight and is getting bigger. I have had it for about a year.
Had an ORIF on left proximal phalanx in May, went for X-ray recently, dr told me the screw that was placed is now projecting,fingers stiff, remove it?
Orthopedist?: The surgeon who put the screw in would be the one best equipped to make that decision ...Read more
Incomplete fx of the proximal phalanx of the right great toe w/ a 3mm chip type fx Also slight deviation of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. Heal time?
Stabbed finger w/ knife on 12/25 at top of proximal phalanx just below pip joint. Cut healed fine but now have limited motion and hurts some??
Seek Orthopedic Eval: Sometimes minor puncture injuries around a finger can penetrate into the joint. This is especially true on the "top" (dorsal) finger. This can deliver bacteria into the joint. Once in the joint, an infection results which can result in pain, swelling, redness, stiffness that worsens over time. Recommend immediate evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon to make sure the joint is not infected. ...Read more
Which side?: If on the palm side of the finger, it is a volar plate avulsion. These are treated like sprains with early motion - just need to avoid hyper extension. If on the top side, it may represent a tendon rupture - these require splinting and sometimes surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of fifth toe two weeks ago. I am giving exams however, my foot swells a lot and has turned blue. ?
Moving Along.: From your description, your toe is not hurting. Well not as much as it was two weeks ago. The blue coloring can occur from all the collateral damage incurred during the original injury. Normally, this clears up in time. I would think that a displaced toe would still be swollen even after two weeks. Your body is not satisfied that the fracture is stable and is using swelling to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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