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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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Dr. James Lin
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What is the treatment for avulsion fracture of the thumb?

What is the treatment for avulsion fracture of the thumb?

It depends: It really matters where the frature is, how large it is and whether or not it involves the articular margin. It can be treated by a splint, cast or even surgery. The specifics would come from a hand surgeon who could tell you the correct treatment. Go see a specialist. ...Read more

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My MRI showed two straight line fractures in left thumb. What's preferred method of treatment? I work in kitchen & must be 100% able, no restrictions.

My MRI showed two straight line fractures in left thumb. What's preferred method of treatment? I work in kitchen & must be 100% able, no restrictions.

A thumb Spica: "cast (now made with more durable material) can generally fit under a glove and as long as you are right hand dominant you might be able to work full duty. Your Orthopedist should review your job description with you and determine if you can work! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What are exercises for healing a sprained thumb? I had an ex ray, no fractures. I've been in a splint for 3 weeks, and have more stiffness than pain.

What are exercises for healing a sprained thumb? I had an ex ray, no fractures. I've been in a splint for 3 weeks, and have more stiffness than pain.

Range of motion: exercises will relieve the stiffness of your thumb. It is best to warm your muscles up prior to doing exercises, this can be done by running warm water over your thumb. Then gently move your thumb in all directions, being careful not to cause pain. Do this 3-5 x/day as tolerated. Protect your thumb by wearing the splint while not performing exercises, until the stiffness is improved/resolved. ...Read more

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Hand/wrist/thumb trauma from car accident 5 months ago. No fracture, but still cannot apply weight/force. Any way to speed healing?

Hand/wrist/thumb trauma from car accident 5 months ago. No fracture, but still cannot apply weight/force. Any way to speed healing?

5 mo old hand injury: You should immediately be seen by a Hand specialist , One can have injury to the tendons ,ligaments which can be equally painful and should be treated! ...Read more

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It's my 4th week of non-displaced scaphoid fracture cast,still having tenderness in my palm and thumb. Does it healing No surgery Cast is for 6 week?

It's my 4th week of non-displaced scaphoid fracture cast,still having tenderness in my palm and thumb.
Does it healing
No surgery
Cast is for 6 week?

Scaphoid fractures: Can take longer than 6 weeks to heal. The cast, if that is the treatment used, can be discontinued only when there is certainty as to the healing. This can take 8 weeks or more and must be verified by new xrays but a times one needs to check healing with advancd studies such as CT scan. A partially healed scaphoid can lead to other problems, non union, pain re injury so patience is important ...Read more

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What is the healing time for hairline hand fracture?

What is the healing time for hairline hand fracture?

6 weeks: Most fractures heal in 6 weeks. Diabetics and smokers tend to heal more slowly. It also depends on which bone is fractured. A phalanx or metacarpal fracture should heal in 6 weeks or so, but a scaphoid fracture of the wrist usually takes more on the order of 8-10 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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My left thumb got fracture, so how much time it take to recover and am having tournment in november 1st weak so what u say can I play...?

My left thumb got fracture, so how much time it take to recover and am having tournment  in november 1st weak so what u say can I play...?

Depends: It depends on what type of thumb fracture and location. Is the fracture displaced or angulated? Is there an associated ligament tear? Does the fracture involve a joint? What type of tournament? Is this your dominant hand? Can you wear a protective brace during the event? Most low-risk fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Your physician should be able to help you with these decisions. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more