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I dislocated the joint near my nail on my pinky finger and my friend popped it back. Should I still go to the doctor?
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is possible to rupture a tendon when you dislocate a joint.
You could also have a small chip fracture along with the dislocation. Either of these could require further treatment.

In brief: Yes
It is possible to rupture a tendon when you dislocate a joint.
You could also have a small chip fracture along with the dislocation. Either of these could require further treatment.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
A finger dislocation, even near the tip, often requires a brief course of immobilization followed by hand therapy exercises.
You should obtain x-rays of the hand to ensure that the joint is well-positioned.

In brief: Yes
A finger dislocation, even near the tip, often requires a brief course of immobilization followed by hand therapy exercises.
You should obtain x-rays of the hand to ensure that the joint is well-positioned.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
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