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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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Dislocated Finger (Definition)

Occurs when the bones of the finger are moved (dislocated) from their normal position. ...Read more


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

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

Reduction: Urgent reduction under sedation is the typical treatment for dislocations of the finger. ...Read more

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

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 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 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 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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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

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How do I know if I have a dislocated finger or just another sprained finger?

How do I know if I have a dislocated finger or just another sprained finger?

Xray and exam: Jammed fingers can result in simple sprains, dislocations, fracture-dislocations, and tendon ruptures. Unfortunately, even the most innocuous appearing finger could be a serious injury. The only way to know how serious is by getting an examination and x-ray. ...Read more

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What should you do to speed up the healing time for a broken or dislocated finger?

What should you do to speed up the healing time for a broken or dislocated finger?

Go to an ER: The best thing to do is to be check at a local er or with your hand doctor. Your fracture may need to be splinted or you may need surgery. Sometimes is just a soft tissue problems. Best recommendation is go see a doctor. Overall a fracture usually needs 4-6 weeks to heal. A ligamnet injury may need more time. ...Read more

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How do you treat a dislocated finger?

How do you treat a dislocated finger?

Get it moving: Assuming the joint is back into place the most important thing is to prevent stiffness by performing range of motion exercises. An occupational therapist is very important in the process to encourage you and monitor your progress. ...Read more

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What can be done for a dislocated finger?

What can be done for a dislocated finger?

Splint and protect: A dislocation may represent weakness of the ligaments supporting the joint structure. Splinting of an acutely injured joint may allow spontaneous healing of these ligaments. Repeated or recurrent injury may require surgical repair. ...Read more

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Should I get evaluation for my dislocated finger?

Should I get evaluation for my dislocated finger?

Absolute: You need to see a hand surgeon, doctor to evaluate your finger and make sure there is no deeper looming problems. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to treat dislocated finger?

Can someone tell me how to treat dislocated finger?

Seek care: Dislocation should not be self reduced as can result in associated fracture or ligamentous injury. Seek care with a hand surgeon as your self reduction could result in further damage. ...Read more

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What's the appropriate rehab for a dislocated finger?

What's the appropriate rehab for a dislocated finger?

Active ROM: If the dislocation was treated properly, and the joint is stable, the best way is with rom. If possible get you a hand therapist to help with specific exercises. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to treat a dislocated finger without pulling/popping it?

Are there any ways to treat a dislocated finger without pulling/popping it?

Not really: Some dislocated fingers reduce or set themselves. Others require traction and pressure in order to be reduced. See your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Dislocated finger (pinky) during volleyball. How can I keep it from getting worse?

Dislocated finger (pinky) during volleyball. How can I keep it from getting worse?

Protect then move it: Xray is a good idea to confirm that the dislocation is reduced fully and that there is not a fracture. If that looks ok, 7-10 days of immobilization in a splint with occasional removal for cleaning and gentle range of motion. Then more aggressive stretching and strengthening exercises with the finger taped to the one next to it above and below the affected joint ("buddy taping"). ...Read more

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The dr. Popped my dislocated finger into place but now it is swollen. Is this normal?

The dr. Popped my dislocated finger into place but now it is swollen. Is this normal?

Yes: It is normal to have swelling after a finger dislocation. As long as the finger is stable, meaning that there is no fracture and the finger is not able to easily be dislocated again, you may begin range of motion exercises, with warm soaks and an antiinflammatory such as advil (ibuprofen). However you should first consult your physician for further post dislocation care as your case may be atypical. ...Read more

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