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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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What sort of treatments are available for dislocated finger in hands?

Medical attention: Only a trained medical professional should attempt to relocate a finger. After it has been splinted for several weeks many people find a course of hand therapy helpful. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't see a doctor about dislocated finger?

Could be bad: If your finger remains dislocated for a prolonged period of time, it may be impossible to reduce without surgery. Long term complications can result. Even if you are able to reduce it yourself, you should be examined to rule out instability and fracture. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't see a doctor about my dislocated finger? Will it pop back into place if it is out of place?

What will happen if I don't see a doctor about my dislocated finger? Will it pop back into place if it is out of place?

No: The longer the joint is out of place, the less likely you are of having an acceptable result. With or without surgery. ...Read more

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How do you treat a dislocated finger?

How do you treat a dislocated finger?

Get it moving: Assuming the joint is back into place the most important thing is to prevent stiffness by performing range of motion exercises. An occupational therapist is very important in the process to encourage you and monitor your progress. ...Read more

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What can be done for a dislocated finger?

What can be done for a dislocated finger?

Splint and protect: A dislocation may represent weakness of the ligaments supporting the joint structure. Splinting of an acutely injured joint may allow spontaneous healing of these ligaments. Repeated or recurrent injury may require surgical repair. ...Read more

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Should I get evaluation for my dislocated finger?

Should I get evaluation for my dislocated finger?

Absolute: You need to see a hand surgeon, doctor to evaluate your finger and make sure there is no deeper looming problems. ...Read more

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What's the appropriate rehab for a dislocated finger?

What's the appropriate rehab for a dislocated finger?

Active ROM: If the dislocation was treated properly, and the joint is stable, the best way is with rom. If possible get you a hand therapist to help with specific exercises. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period for a dislocated finger?

How long is the recovery period for a dislocated finger?

Depends: If it is a simple dislocation with congruent reduction seen on xray vs a complex finger fracture dislocation TAH needs surgery. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a dislocated finger or just another sprained finger?

How do I know if I have a dislocated finger or just another sprained finger?

Xray and exam: Jammed fingers can result in simple sprains, dislocations, fracture-dislocations, and tendon ruptures. Unfortunately, even the most innocuous appearing finger could be a serious injury. The only way to know how serious is by getting an examination and x-ray. ...Read more