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Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more

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Golfer friend jammed thumb while playing golf, best treatment?

Golfer friend jammed thumb while playing golf, best treatment?

Thumb: This really depends on what the thumb looks like, if the skin is intact, was there contamination etc.. If there is marked swellig then please see someone. There are terminal arteries in the fingers and pressure on them can shut off blood supply resulting in possible gangrene.. ...Read more

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How can I treat wrist joint dislocation?

How can I treat wrist joint dislocation?

You cannot: A true wrist dislocation can be devastating to your hand function. You need to seek the advise of a hand surgeon asap. ...Read more

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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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Sprained wrist options for helping heal/managing pain?

Sprained wrist options for helping heal/managing pain?

Be seen: First and most importantly, you would want to make sure that it is simply a sprain and not a more serious injury. I have seen patients who thought they had sprained their wrist only to find out they actually had a fracture. ...Read more

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6 weeks post-surgery rotator cuff. Discontinued sling. Hand swollen, pain (sometimes severe) in thumb pad & "click" when thumb moves. Problem?

6 weeks post-surgery rotator cuff. Discontinued sling. Hand  swollen, pain (sometimes severe) in thumb pad & "click" when thumb moves. Problem?

Trigger thumb: You may have a trigger thumb that was exacerbated with the surgery. Hand swelling can be normal and typically resolves. I would have your treating surgeon take a look and possibly inject if the the thumb is actually locking on you. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between a broken thumb, fractured thumb, and dislocated thumb?

Please advise what is the difference between a broken thumb, fractured thumb, and dislocated thumb?

Fracture=break: Fracture is another name for a broken bone, no difference. Dislocation refers to a joint being displaced out of position so it is not properly aligned. This requires closed or open reduction to realign the bones on either side of the joint. ...Read more

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How to treat a dislocated knee joint?

How to treat a dislocated knee joint?

Orthopedic Emergency: A knee joint dislocation (tibiofemoral joint) is an orthopaedic emergency. Neurovascular injury needs to be evaluated and managed acutely. Immediate reduction is paramount to the longterm viability of limb presence and function. Once reduction is obtained and maintained (usually via bracing), consideration for surgical repair/reconstruction is undertaken. ...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 kind of doctor treats hand wrist joint pain?

What kind of doctor treats hand wrist  joint pain?

Many! : Many specialists are expert: rheumatology; orthopedic surgeons; physiatry; plastic hand surgeons. But a good pcp can do the trick. ...Read more

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Foosh with dislocated elbow & cracked radial head. Elbow is painfree, but wrist pain is severe. Unable to supinate or pronate & have hand weakness.

Foosh with dislocated elbow & cracked radial head. Elbow is painfree, but wrist pain is severe. Unable to supinate or pronate & have hand weakness.

See hand surgeon: Elbow injuries of this type are often associated with wrist injuries...And if the elbow injury was concentrated upon, a more subtle wrist injury may have been missed. Inability to pronate or supinate is not normal...You need to see a hand surgeon. http://www.assh.org/public/pages/handsurgeons.aspx good luck! ...Read more

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2 previous wrist surgeries for carpel tunnel/thumb fusion. Chronic pain+lump inside wrist. Now pulling tree roots & wrist popped with immed wrist pain?

2 previous wrist surgeries for carpel tunnel/thumb fusion. Chronic pain+lump inside wrist. Now pulling tree roots & wrist popped with immed wrist pain?

You would think an-: -adult who had all these procedures you might think twice about pulling tree roots. Get back to your hand surgeon and confess, & see what you did. ...Read more

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Finger joint ( interphalangeal joints) swollen what should I do?

Finger joint ( interphalangeal joints) swollen what should I do?

See your doctor: You should see your doctor to examine your hands. You might need some other tests to determine the most likely cause of the swelling and the best treatment. ...Read more

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Suggest some hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Suggest some  hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Six pack hand : Six pack hand exercises are easy to look up online. Just search and you'll find many diagrams. It's easy to find these online ...Read more

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Finger splint for deformation for fingers?

Finger splint for deformation for fingers?

Possibly: There are some deformities of the fingers that we do use splints for. I would not hesitate to see a hand specialist to discuss the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago,diagnosed with a avulsion fracture, middle finger. plaster tape splint and fracture appointment, should I be getting a proper splint?

3 weeks ago,diagnosed with a avulsion fracture, middle finger. plaster tape splint and fracture appointment, should I be getting a proper splint?

Avulsion fractures: in the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture that compromises the stability of the joint, Often treatment, the of splint, splint position, length of spinning depends upon many factors. Best to follow up with a hand surgeon. A splint from the ER may be fine at first but can lead to issues ...Read more

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Help cure a dislocated elbow?

Help cure a dislocated elbow?

Immobilization: Xrays are needed to ensure no fractures. If elbow dislocation without fracture, closed reduction is needed. Immobilization with elbow flexed 90 degrees, forearm slightly pronated for 3 weeks. Usually, ot to help regain range of motion. ...Read more