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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)

A condition that cccurs when the bones of a finger are moved (dislocated) from their normal positions. ...Read more


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What is the treatment for a finger hyperextension?

What is the treatment for a finger hyperextension?

Splinting first: Initially it is splinted, to allow healing of the injured stuctures, followed by motion, to prevent stiffness. ...Read more

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What therapy is effective for shoulder injuries?

What therapy is effective for shoulder injuries?

Varies: The type of exercises that are beneficial for your type of injury is hard to determine without an evaluation of your mobility, strength and biomechanics. We would suggest having an evaluation by a physical therapist so they can determine what exercises are appropriate for your shoulder. ...Read more

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What is an effective treatment for baby hip dislocation?

What is an effective treatment for baby hip dislocation?

Orthopedist: Need to see a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Early treatment usually involves the wearing of a pavlik harness to keep the hips in a correct anatomical orientation. Sometimes surgery is required ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a dislocated elbow?

What is the best treatment for a dislocated elbow?

Reduce joint: X-rays need to be performed to ensure no fractures in addition to dislocation. Concomitant fractures demand additional consideration, and may change treatment. Assuming no fractures, vast majority of dislocations are managed with brief period of immobilization (3weeks), followed by rehab. ...Read more

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What is joint hypermobility and is physiotherapy a good treatment option?

What is joint hypermobility and is physiotherapy a good treatment option?

May help: Joint hypermobility or loose joints result from ligament laxity. Physical therapy can not truly strengthen ligaments but can help with muscle strength and proprioception and may therefore be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a dislocated shoulder?

What is the cure for a dislocated shoulder?

Physical therapy.: If you're a first time dislocator, generally physical therapy is indicated, to strengthen the shoulder musculature, to prevent further dislocations. If you are a recurrent dislocator, you may require surgical stabilization. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a dislocated shoulder?

What is the best treatment for a dislocated shoulder?

Closed Reduction: The best treatment for an acute dislocated shoulder is urgent closed reduction. This can be performed by emergency room physician or orthopedic on call surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for knee ligament broken?

What is a treatment for knee ligament broken?

Surgery: Ligaments in the knee help to hold together and stabilize the knee joint as ligaments connect bone to bone. If you have a significant tear of a ligament then surgery is a probability so see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is done for a dislocated elbow?

What is done for a dislocated elbow?

Depends: A simple dislocation (no bone was fractured) is typically treated with a reduction (put the joint back in place), a brief period of immobilization (1-2 weeks) and therapy. The recurrence rate (chance of it happening again) is exceeding low. If a bone was fractured in the dislocation- then we usually have to do surgery to fix the fracture or the elbow will remain unstable over time. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for joint pain?

What is a good treatment for joint pain?

Joint pains: Depends on the cause of pain, age of patient and other medical conditions. Mainly symptomatic relief with paracetamol or brufen. But if pain die to infection , antibiotics will be needed along with orthopaedic review. If it is injury- pain relief+ rule out fracture. If arthritis- pain relief + bloods + rheumatologist review. If viral fever- pain relief+ time. Stomach ulcers- no NSAIDs . See Doctor ...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 is a good and simple treatment for fracture dislocation?

What is a good and simple treatment for fracture dislocation?

Fracture dislocation: Reduction of the dislocation , evaluation of the fracture to assess stability, fracture treatment. ...Read more

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What is done for a finger dislocation injury?

What is done for a finger dislocation injury?

Go to ER: The dislocation should be reduced within a few hours in the ER or most likely the patient will require surgery to out it back in place ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a jaw dislocation?

What is the treatment for a jaw dislocation?

Two concerns: See either an oral surgeon or a dentist with extensive experience and training in treating patients with TMJ problems, depending upon the degree if dislocation and your specific circumstances, several different techniques may be necessary. The bigger concern is long prevention and management. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is common for a stiff joint?

What physical therapy is common for a stiff joint?

Movement: When addressing a stiff joint therapists will work on stretching and strengthening exercises. Most important before starting any therapy is to find out why the joint is stiff. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a broken toe?

What is the treatment for a broken toe?

See below: If there is no deformity the toe is usually splinted to the toe next to it and a hard soled shoe is used to prevent motion. ...Read more

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What is the best self administered treatment for a minor knee injury?

What is the best self administered treatment for a minor knee injury?

RICE: R - rest, until the injury heals. I - ice, for about 20 minutes at a time, applied directly to the injured area, for as long as there is pain or swelling. C - compression, use of an elastic ace bandage or neoprene knee sleeve that may be purchased from the local pharmacy. E - elevation, keep the injured knee above the level of the heart. Medications such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen may also help. ...Read more

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