Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Finger is Out of Joint Treatment

Treatment for a finger dislocation usually includes rest, elevation, cold compresses, narcotic pain medications, and relocation of the joint. The placement of a finger splint is required after joint relocation. Some of these dislocation injuries may require surgery.

Treatment for a finger dislocation may include:


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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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