How long should it take to heal a finger dislocation and a finger jam from basketball?

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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How long does it take to treat a finger dislocation?

Depends. Treating a dislocation can be immediate if the joint returns back to its normal position. If it does not go back in place, a doctor can manipulate it to get it into proper position. Sometimes, the joint will be really stuck and you will need surgery. Healing a dislocation can take time. Residual swelling is common. Doing proper finger exercises will help prevent permanent stiffness. Read more...
Hard to say. Treatment may be relatively simple but recovery may be prolonged for several months or years and may even require surgery if associated with a fracture or joint injury. If unstable surgery may also eventually be recovered. Swelling may persist for years after even a simple dislocation. Read more...