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What is effective therapy for a dislocated finger?

What is effective therapy for a dislocated finger?

Reduction, ice, spli: Acutely, it must be reduced to normal, then splinted and iced and elevated. One may need to have x-rays to rule out fracture or further problems and then may need some physical therapy. One may need to follow up with an orthopedist, hand surgeon or other. Expect some long term swelling of the joint, pain and loss of some function for a while. ...Read more

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What sort of treatments are available for dislocated finger in hands?

Medical attention: Only a trained medical professional should attempt to relocate a finger. After it has been splinted for several weeks many people find a course of hand therapy helpful. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't see a doctor about dislocated finger?

Could be bad: If your finger remains dislocated for a prolonged period of time, it may be impossible to reduce without surgery. Long term complications can result. Even if you are able to reduce it yourself, you should be examined to rule out instability and fracture. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't see a doctor about my dislocated finger? Will it pop back into place if it is out of place?

What will happen if I don't see a doctor about my dislocated finger? Will it pop back into place if it is out of place?

No: The longer the joint is out of place, the less likely you are of having an acceptable result. With or without surgery. ...Read more

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I have a dislocated finger. Help?

I have a dislocated finger. Help?

See your doctor : I would see your doctor right away. You will need at least an xray to make sure that there is no fracture in the area and that your ligaments are intact. If it is a true dislocation your finger may need to be braced. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do for a dislocated finger?

What to do for a dislocated finger?

Reduce joint: Reduced means to put the joint back into place, A dislocation needs the right post injury care. Small fractures that may seem unimportant to many physicians who are not trained to evaluate finger injuries can result in problems so see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What is done for a dislocated finger?

What is done for a dislocated finger?

Reduce: Dislocated fingers need to be reduced before the ligaments heal shortened and the joints cannot be reduced. X-rays need to be taken before and after reduction to make sure there are no fractures. ...Read more

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What are different ways to fix a dislocated finger?

What are different ways to fix a dislocated finger?

C a hand surgeon: 1'st b sure no fracture, a dislocation means ligament damage & u may need surgery. If it just happened & is deformed a quick pull on it won't hurt anything but u. U may straighten out the fx or relocate the joint. One try & get 2 ur hand surgeon. Some dislocations are trapped & irreducible without surgery. So repetitive tugs will b of no use. ...Read more

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How to treat dislocated finger?

How to treat dislocated finger?

Reduce: The dislocated finger needs to be reduced to anatomical alignment verified by x-ray. Then it needs to be supported to allow injured ligaments to heal while allowing motion to conserve joint function. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period for a dislocated finger?

How long is the recovery period for a dislocated finger?

Depends: If it is a simple dislocation with congruent reduction seen on xray vs a complex finger fracture dislocation TAH needs surgery. ...Read more