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I had a proximal phalanx dislocation. How do doctors fix this?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

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


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Did i break my proximal phalanx?

The best way: To find out is through medical hx, medical eval and x-ray. ...Read more

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I've an avulsion fx at the attachment of the radial collateral ligament to the radial aspect of the base of the 1st proximal phalanx. prognosis?

I've an avulsion fx at the attachment of the radial collateral ligament to the radial aspect of the base of the 1st proximal phalanx. prognosis?

Depends on which-: -finger is injured. If the MF, RF, taping 2 the adjacent fingers will do well. Also if the LF. Thumb & index usually need splitting or cast. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Lump on finger: This could be a bony lump, a cyst, a nodule. This is difficult to tell without a picture or exam. Could you possibly send a picture? Any other symptoms or fever? ...Read more

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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??

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

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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?

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?

4 to 8 weeks: This can take 4 to 8 weeks depending on whether you use crutches and remain non weight bearing and/or wear an air boot cast too. The deviation of the joint is a concern and may need prolonged splinting to prevent long term joint damage . ...Read more

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I'm having severe pain in my right ring finger. It is swollen all over but also hard from the proximal phalanx and the middle phalanx on the palm side?

I'm having severe pain in my right ring finger. It is swollen all over but also hard from the proximal phalanx and the middle phalanx on the palm side?

R/O STRESS FRACTURE: You need to rule out a stress fracture of the finger. You need to Get an X-ray, If negative a bone scan is indicated. It takes awhile to heal, the finger may need a splint or potential inject. Please seek evaluation and if symptoms persist, Ortho Hand consult may be needed ...Read more

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How bad is a tiny avulsion fracture at the base of the proximal phalanx laterally 1x2 mm .?

How bad is a tiny avulsion fracture at the base of the proximal phalanx laterally 1x2 mm .?

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 more

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