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Doctor insights on: What To Do For A Broken Pinky Finger

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How could you splint a broken pinky finger?

How could you splint a broken pinky finger?

Buddy Tape: It depends on where the finger is broken. If there is a fracture of the small finger bones (phalanges) treatment is often as simple as taping the finger to the ring finger. If there is any rotational deformity or articular involvement this must be corrected and occasionally warrants surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Do they put on a cast if you have a broken pinky finger?

Do they put on a cast if you have a broken pinky finger?

Broken finger: Depends on the severity of the break, if it is dislocated, etc. Does it extend into the joint? ...Read more

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I have a broken pinky finger left hand dr says they have to rebreak in order to fix for me to be able to make a fist is this common practice?

I have a broken pinky finger left hand dr says they have to rebreak in order to  fix for me to be able to make a fist is this common practice?

FInger fracture: If the fracture is older than a week, then partial healing requires "breaking" the finger to re-align or reduce the fracture back to normal. The 5th finger is less critical to hand function, so you'll have to decide how perfect you want to be! ...Read more

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Why are my pinky fingers crooked?

Why are my pinky fingers crooked?

Congintal deformity: Most likely you congenital deformity born with if it is bilateral in type. ...Read more

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Cannot bend pinky finger without immense pain?

Cannot bend pinky finger without immense pain?

See your doc: There could be several reasons for this but the bottom line is this is not normal and should be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Why are my child's pinky fingers curved inward?

Why are my child's pinky fingers curved inward?

Simple clinodactaly: When pinky fingers are turned slightly toward the middle of the hand, the term used is clinodactaly. When examined under x-ray, there is an angulation to the middle segment of that finger. It is a benign and potential inheritable process. It occurs in normal people and sometimes in higher frequency with certain syndromes. ...Read more

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What are reasons why your pinky fingers are so short?

Evolution: It is hard to say genetically why the ones with shorter pinkies survived and not the other way around. But going back to species before us, it was that way. Just looking at my hand, i 'd rather have it that way and not the other way as the prehensile activity looks better and it would just look weird, don't you think? ...Read more

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Tiny wire stuck in pinky finger. How can I get it out?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Why does my pinky finger painfully lock whenever i bend it?

?Trigger finger: Several things can cause painful triggering of a finger. The most common is a so called, "trigger" finger where your flexor tendon enlarges and can no longer slide smoothly through a tunnel at the base of your finger. Less common is a snapping extensor tendon or ligament. Try splinting the finger straight for a few weeks, if this does not help get it checked out. ...Read more

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I stabbed my pinky finger and now it really hurts what should I do?

I stabbed my pinky finger and now it really hurts what should I do?

See a hand surgeon: Stabbing a finger can be a potentially worse injury than it seems. There are numerous structures (tendons, nerves, blood vessels, joints and ligaments) all in a very small space. Probably best to see a hand surgeon to assess the injury and also make sure that there is no ongoing infection as that can also be quite painful in the finger. ...Read more

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What is the condition where a child's pinky fingers are curved inward?

Clinodactyly : An incurving 5th finger is considered a minor anomaly that can represent a new issue or a dominant trait within a family. ...Read more

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I've cut or punctured my lower pinky finger on the inside and now it feels like there's anI'm not quite sure how I got the wound as it was from a fall?

I've cut or punctured my lower pinky finger on the inside and now it feels like there's anI'm not quite sure how I got the wound as it was from a fall?

Clean wound: First of all scrub it clean with a clean/wet/soapy wash cloth. Then rinse well with clean water. Pat the wound dry with a clean wash cloth/gauze/ tissue/ paper towel. Then apply antibiotic ointment or aloe juice or coconut oil as antiseptic. Then place a sterile dressing over the wound till it is healing well. You can use a band aid or sterile gauze, secured by Coban type stretchy tape that only. ...Read more

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Pinky finger hurts..Help. I need to type?

Pinky finger hurts..Help. I need to type?

More detail: It is difficult to make recommendations to someone with a hand condition without evaluating them. It is impossible to do so without any detailed information what so ever.... When did the pain start? Where is the pain? Was there any trauma? Do you have any numbness or tingling? ...Read more

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Why does my 4 yr have warts in her pinky finger?

Why does my 4 yr have warts in her pinky finger?

Viral: Warts are viral. Children often have warts that can appear on extremities. A good treatment consists of placing duct tape over the wart and giving her one zantac (ranitidine) over the counter daily for 30 days. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in ring and pinky fingers?

What can cause numbness in ring and pinky fingers?

Cubital tunnel syn.: Though it can be neck or shoulder in origin this most likely represents a pinched nerve at your elbow. Try not leaning on your elbow and wrapping it in extension at night. If not successful i would see me or someone like me.(orthopedic/hand surgeon) hope this helps. ...Read more

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Bent pinky fingers since birth. Is it too late to fix now?

Bent pinky fingers since birth. Is it too late to fix now?

Get evaluation: Please make an appointment with hand specialist and get your hand evaluated with x-rays and muscle testing. Then you will have your info so you can make the best choice for yourself. ...Read more