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How long should it take to heal a finger dislocation and a finger jam from basketball?
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: 3-6 months
Jammed fingers can result in simple sprains to complex fracture-dislocations.
The most innocuous appearing finger could be badly fractured. Uncomplicated dislocations (stable after reduction) are treated by buddy strapping and early motion. Return to sport in 2-4 wks. Tendon rupture requires splinting for 6-8 weeks. Swelling can last 6-10 months! a permanent deformity may result. Therapy is key.

In brief: 3-6 months
Jammed fingers can result in simple sprains to complex fracture-dislocations.
The most innocuous appearing finger could be badly fractured. Uncomplicated dislocations (stable after reduction) are treated by buddy strapping and early motion. Return to sport in 2-4 wks. Tendon rupture requires splinting for 6-8 weeks. Swelling can last 6-10 months! a permanent deformity may result. Therapy is key.
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