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What To Do For A Broken Pinky Finger
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken finger: Depends on the severity of the break, if it is dislocated, etc. Does it extend into the joint? ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
?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
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
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
I have a knot on my lower right back about the size of the end of my pinky finger. Had it for awhile, should I get it checked out or is this typical?
I slammed the tip of my pinky finger in the door on Monday and it is now twice the size of the other, hot and painful. Is this just par 4 the course?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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