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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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