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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?
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
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
37 yr male was bending back landscaping material when his thumb bent backwards. Possible dislocation, put back in himself, swollen & bruise what 2 do?
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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I have suffered a shoulder dislocation and right now I am in a state of rest for 3 weeks with my hand in a sling so what natural diet should I take?
Doesn't matter: Whichever you like best. It won't impact the outcome. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
First rehab: First you need a proper rehab program after your knee has been evaluated by orthopaedic surgeon with possible MRI to check for damage to the cartilage and possible chipped of piece of cartilage. A program working on the inner (medial) quadriceps muscle is needed to help stabilize the patella and the use of a patella brace to help hold the patella centrally would be beneficial during the healing. ...Read more
Go to the ER:
A true knee dislocation is related to trauma and a medical emergency that is highly associated with vascular and nerve injuries. Typically the patient presents to the er for further evaluation which may include a vascular study to look for vessel injury.
A transient patellar dislocation is not a medical emergency. Tx often begins non operatively with vastus medialis strengthening and bracing. ...Read more
Surgery: To relocate it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Radial head: Congenital dislocation can be and is often a spontaneous difference that just occurs however sometimes it is associated with a syndrome such as foot and hip disorders, variations in the forearm and radius that can be associated with anemias and other congenital issues so certainly be evaluated to see if it is an isolated issue. Often no rx is needed despite reduced motion of elbow or forearm ...Read more