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I have 2 fingers on right hand 4th & 5th won't bend after fracture healed. Is there a way to get them to bend again, an what is cause?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Finger motion

It is very common for fingers to become stiff after immobilization from surgery and or injury.
The fingers have a sophisticated system of pulleys and cables that allow for the complex motion to smoothly occur between the joints. Scar tissue after healing limits the gliding/sliding of pulley and cables. Therefore, aggressive therapy aimed at restoring rom is needed. Follow your doctors guidelines.

In brief: Finger motion

It is very common for fingers to become stiff after immobilization from surgery and or injury.
The fingers have a sophisticated system of pulleys and cables that allow for the complex motion to smoothly occur between the joints. Scar tissue after healing limits the gliding/sliding of pulley and cables. Therefore, aggressive therapy aimed at restoring rom is needed. Follow your doctors guidelines.
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably/Unsure

After a fracture and the immobilization required to let the fx heal, the joints can freeze up.
You should work with your doctor, the orthopedist or whomever and see a physical therapist who specializes in pt of the hand. You may gain some or all of your motion. If not, you may have to see a hand surgeon to see if there is more treatment to restore your motion. Don't delay.

In brief: Probably/Unsure

After a fracture and the immobilization required to let the fx heal, the joints can freeze up.
You should work with your doctor, the orthopedist or whomever and see a physical therapist who specializes in pt of the hand. You may gain some or all of your motion. If not, you may have to see a hand surgeon to see if there is more treatment to restore your motion. Don't delay.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Depends

Hard to answer without more detailed info i.
E when was the fracture, what type, into the joint?, etc... But if it healed right and in good position, therapy should help. You should see someone to have it evaluated. Best of luck.

In brief: Depends

Hard to answer without more detailed info i.
E when was the fracture, what type, into the joint?, etc... But if it healed right and in good position, therapy should help. You should see someone to have it evaluated. Best of luck.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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