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Doctor insights on: Splints For Deformed Middle Fingers

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How could you splint a broken pinky finger?

How could you splint a broken pinky finger?

Buddy Tape: It depends on where the finger is broken. If there is a fracture of the small finger bones (phalanges) treatment is often as simple as taping the finger to the ring finger. If there is any rotational deformity or articular involvement this must be corrected and occasionally warrants surgical intervention. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal for a finger to swell after splint?

Is it normal for a finger to swell after splint?

Yes, not b/c splint: Swelling after an injury to the finger is common and is due mostly to the injury, not the immobilization. Ice, nsaid's and exersice will help decrease the swelling after being splinted. Don't be surprised if you have some residual swelling up to 6 months after injury. Sometimes swelling in the middle knuckle never goes away completely. ...Read more

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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

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My finger was broken, but I just took the splint off? Is that ok?

My finger was broken, but I just took the splint off? Is that ok?

NO ITS NOT OK!: There's a reason you should wear it as long as you should. Take it off yourself may prevent the bone from healing properly. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my finger is stiff after splinting it, is it normal?

Yes.One loses: flexability and strength after immobilization.This can be overcome by regular and sustained mobilization.Start moving the finger back and forth to its limits of range of motion,careful not to cause too much pain.Ask your doc for more precise instructions or request help from a Physical Therapy consult. ...Read more

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Right pinky finger on bottom hurts but when I put it in a splint it doesn't hurt anymore. Been like this for a while. What could it be?

Right pinky finger on bottom hurts but when I put it in a splint it doesn't hurt anymore. Been like this for a while. What could it be?

Is the pinky tender?: Not completely clear. If there is a nerve along the finger he splint may relieve the nerve pressure to help the pinky. If the pinky itself is tender you would need to have that clarified. See your physician ...Read more

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Do you have to put a splint on a sprained finger?

Do you have to put a splint on a sprained finger?

No but helpful : A simple finger sprain can heal without splinting, however, a splint can help provide greater support of the finger. ...Read more

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My finger is stiff after splinting it, is it normal and is there anythingi can do to make it better?

Yes it is normal: try waem water and moving it in warm water. Can squeeze a sponge in warm water to grt it moving. If not improving see doctor. ...Read more