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How long does it take to treat a finger dislocation?

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Dr. Aileen Shieu
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Aileen Shieu
Dr. Aileen Shieu
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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