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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)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more


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I have to have surgery to repair a torn tendon in my finger. How long would this take?

I have to have surgery to repair a torn tendon in my finger. How long would this take?

Outpatient.: The surgery is probably outpatient, and should take an hour or so, depending on how much work the surgeon needs to do. The healing and rehab will take 3-4 months. ...Read more

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I broke tibia n fibula. I'm an athlete. Doc sugg. Pins/rod fix. It is single clean break. Is there a way where i can heal natural i don't want surgery?

I broke tibia: Depends where the fracture is and how stable, depending on the area in fibula or tibia; best take your x-rays and get another opinion with an orthopedist; if both doctors are telling you to get surgery, then do it so that you can heal well. Even though surgery is not pleasant, sometimes it is best for proper healing. ...Read more

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How do doctors fix a dislocated collerbone?

How  do doctors fix a dislocated collerbone?

They Reduce it : Hard question? Clavicle (collar bone) could dislocate from either ends. Both need treatment, the one almost emergency treatment the one in the inside and going to the back because it may effect eating and possible injury to the nerves. ...Read more

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How do I fix a thumb injury?

How do I fix a thumb injury?

Depends on injury: If you injured your thumb you should be evaluated by a physician. Xrays should be ordered to rule out a fracture. If it is a dislocation then wearing a splint will be necessary. If it is a sprain it depends which ligament is sprained or torn because sometimes surgery is required. Better to get evaluated by an md for hand injuries rather than just wait to see if it heals on its own. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat a distal radius fracture?My doc told me I had it after 2wks.The pain has improved.Will the fracture heal by itself?Can type.

What should I do to treat a distal radius fracture?My doc told me I had it after 2wks.The pain has improved.Will the fracture heal by itself?Can type.

Be compliant: Certainly would want to follow doctors orders. Typically some form of immobilization is appropriate and over a 8-12 week period most radius fractures will be well healed. Discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a hairline fracture or a dislocated joint?

How do I know if I have a hairline fracture or a dislocated joint?

Xrays are a start: Thank you for your question. A dislocation of a joint is usually very apparent on an xray and is also usually associated with severe pain. A "hairline" fracture can often be seen on xray, but not always. Sometimes, if the xras are negative and clinical suspcion is high, further studies such as a bone scan, mri, or ct scan can establish the diagnosis. Thanks again, ed hellman. ...Read more

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How do I fix a bony mallet finger?

How do I fix a bony mallet finger?

Surgery: Most times the mallet finger is result of a fracture of the bone in the tip of your finger. The tendon that attaches to it has pulled a small piece of bone off. Surgery will allow repositioning of the bone and treating the mallet. ...Read more

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I had a porous tendon repaired 4 moths ago went back to work now I have a stress fracture of the met 5th bone how do I get this to heal any faster ?

Casting/Cam Walker: Stress fracture, just like any other fracture requires immobilization. I would ask your treating doctor for either non weight bearing case or a cam walker. Also a bone stimulator might help. Again ask your treating doctor for any or all of these options and they can help. ...Read more

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I have a dislocation of the sesamoid bones in my big toe. Is that hard to fix is this a common injury? I did dance and do gymnastics for 10yrs.

I have a dislocation of the sesamoid bones in my big toe. Is that hard to fix is this a common injury? I did dance and do gymnastics for 10yrs.

Not rare: 2 types of dislocation of seas, kids: 1. Traumatic: where the sesamoid ligaments are torn +- associated fracture of sesamoids sometimes requiring surgery to relocate after the dislocation. 2. Associated with hallux valgus (bunion) deformity. Sesamiods are sublimed laterally as metatarsal head moves medially . Corrected by fixing the bunion ee orthopedic doc or podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a four-part proximinal humerous fracture, do I need surgery?

I have a four-part proximinal humerous fracture, do I need surgery?

Typically yes: Four part proximal humerus fractures are usually treated with surgery. Your orthopedic surgeon can advise you on the best treatment option after an evaluation and review of your imaging studies. ...Read more

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I have a broken 5th metacarpal surgery, what to do?

I have a broken 5th metacarpal surgery, what to do?

Follow your: Surgeon's recommendations to the "t". Notify the surgeon for any signs of infection. Heal well. ...Read more

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How do I know it is a radial neck fracture?

How do I know it is a radial neck fracture?

Pain &mobility: Usually you pain in the elbow and limited mobility. Of course you have to x-ray to confirm it. ...Read more