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I have painful trigger thumb with thumb dislocation found on xray. Rheum wants me to wear splint/spica, but can this heal dislocation?

I have painful trigger thumb with thumb dislocation found on xray. Rheum wants me to wear splint/spica, but can this heal dislocation?

No! Not unless the -: dislocation is reduced and held reduced in a stable position. Most of these require Pin Fixation and a cast to treat the dislocation.
The trigger thumb can be treated with a steroid shot. If that doesn't help or if it comes back then surgery might be needed for it as well. ...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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37 yr male was bending back landscaping material when his thumb bent backwards. Possible dislocation, put back in himself, swollen & bruise what 2 do?

37 yr male was bending back landscaping material when his thumb bent backwards. Possible dislocation, put back in himself, swollen & bruise what 2 do?

Get a x-ray: You need to make sure it's not broken first! Next, the stability of the joint needs to be assessed. If the colateral ligament is ruptured, you will need surgery. Otherwise, a splint for support should be sufficient. It will take 4-6 weeks to heal if it is just a sprain. ...Read more

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Complete dislocation of pip joint on 3rd finger, deviated toward thumb. Reduced in under 60 sec, no fracture. Healing time?

Complete dislocation of pip joint on 3rd finger, deviated toward thumb. Reduced in under 60 sec, no fracture. Healing time?

6 wks+: U tore the ulnar collateral ligament. Buddy tape 2 the ring finger. B sure u have seen an ortho 2 confirm no fx. Some use casts but I find there is 2 much loss of motion 2 deal with. ...Read more

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What is more pain: a hand fracture or a dislocation?

What is more pain: a hand fracture or a dislocation?

Varies: Both can be quite painful depending on the patients pain threshold, type of dislocation and severity of fracture. Prompt treatment is required and preferred to restore normal alignment and protective spilinting to a fracture or dislocation. ...Read more

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Sir iam suffering from right hand shoulder dislocation This happened to me 6 times in last 2 year still muscle is weak I cant bear any kind jerks?

Sir iam suffering from right hand shoulder dislocation This happened to me 6 times in last 2 year still muscle is weak I cant bear any kind jerks?

Shoulder dislocation: I can't answer properly because you did not mention whether or not a doctor has examined your shoulder issue.
If yes - what did the doctor do and/or say?
If no - you must see a specialist for your shoulder.

Please let me know how tings go. ...Read more

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When can I play football again after treatment for hand dislocation?

Depends on the joint: "hand dislocation" is not specific enough to give you a definitive answer. The most common dislocation is of the middle joint of the finger. If it is a dislocation with no fracture and is stable after it is put back in place, then you can often resume sports with the injured finger "buddy" taped to the adjacent finger. If you have a more severe injury, it may take longer to return to sports. ...Read more

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Woke one morning with spots of blood under skin size of hand above right knee. Trimall dislocation ORIF 3 yr ago still pain. Swelling incr. Related?

Woke one morning with spots of blood under skin size of hand above right knee. Trimall dislocation ORIF 3 yr ago still pain. Swelling incr. Related?

See a doctor: This may or may not be related to your previous ORIF but the blood spots need to be evaluated as you may have a bleeding disorder or some vasculitis or other problem. Get seen by a doctor soon ...Read more

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Chest pain & trouble breathing from multiple rib dislocations (spinal & sternal). Chiro tried hand manipulation 3x's but hasn't worked. Suggestions?

Chest pain & trouble breathing from multiple rib dislocations (spinal & sternal). Chiro tried hand manipulation 3x's but hasn't worked. Suggestions?

Did you receive: These dislocations from trauma? Fall off a climbing? There is the possibility that you have damaged your lung and developed a pneumothorax. You should go to an ER or stat care for a chest X-ray and evaluation. ...Read more

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Got grade 3 AC joint dislocation. Never got properly healed. Arm weak, pains easily when working. Is it safe to do gymnastics with it, like hand stand?

Got grade 3 AC joint dislocation. Never got properly healed. Arm weak, pains easily when working. Is it safe to do gymnastics with it, like hand stand?

May need strength: If your nerve is healed you may need to build your strength up again. It is safe to exercise, but it may take time to get back to your usual activities. Weakness may prevent you from doing some of the exercises you could do before your injury. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dislocation?

What is the definition or description of: Dislocation?

When a joint is out.: 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. Shoulder dislocations are common. ...Read more

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Perilunate dislocation, what should I do?

Perilunate dislocation, what should I do?

Seek immediate care: See an eric or better a hand surgeon immediately. A dislocated lunate requires urgent surgery. ...Read more

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Why might I frequently have shoulder dislocations?

Why might I frequently have shoulder dislocations?

Laxity: Ligaments hold bones together. Some people have ligaments that are looser than other people, allowing for more movement in joints. This is when people are described as "loose-jointed" or "double-jointed". Other times, an injury may have damaged the shoulder joint, and the structures that hold it in place may need to be repaired. Best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have shoulder dislocation?

Reduce the joint: Initial treatment is to reduce the dislocation, after which most are placed in a sling. It is important to determine how much structural damage has been done so an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is recommended.....this does not mean surgery is required but there are some associated injuries and factors that may influence your treatment choices and your decision as to what is best for you. ...Read more

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How can I fix the crippling pain from congenial dislocation of the hip?

Joint replacement: Before arthritis sets in, osteotomy can be of some benefit. After arthritis is present, you could try a cortisone injection and pt. Ultimately, the only true cure is joint replacement. ...Read more

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Is patellar dislocation curable?

It's curable: If you really have a history of patella dislocation, it is something
that may be successfully treated with physical therapy, but it
may require a surgical procedure to help realign the patella.
It is important to have an orthopedic exam and possibly an mri
to differentiate a subluxation problem from a dislocation. ...Read more

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How is a hip dislocation treated?

Put back in place: Any dislocated joint needs to be put back in place asap! Once reduced a stable joint needs early protected range of motion and an unstable joint needs immobilization. The hip joint is a special case. Dislocation of the hip interrupts the blood supply to the femoral head, which may lead to osteonecrosis (bone death). See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in trauma for treatment. ...Read more

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Is patellar dislocation completely curable?

Is patellar dislocation completely curable?

Yes, if properly...: If properly treated yes. But you may have contibuting factors which make it occur. Being knock kneed can potentiate this, as can hypermobility. A Chop-pat knee strap can help! ...Read more

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What types of surgery for shoulder dislocation?

What types of surgery for shoulder dislocation?

Stabilization.: Shoulder stabilization is the name of the procedure. It is usually done on an outpatient basis. Usually takes about 2 hours. There are other forms of stabilization, depending on your specific findings. ...Read more

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