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Posted: by Smokewood on Thu. 19 Jul., 2012 at 12:17:30 PM
I fell Jul 6th and dislocated the baby finger on my right hand. Hospital x-rayed and pulled back into place. Ther is a small bone chipped but dr said ok. Splinted until I went to the fracture clinic 4 days later. Have a velcro finger bandage in place to immobilized the finger and do 3 exercises 5x daily and 10 times each. I keep bandage on 24-7 and take off to exercise. My question: very hard to bend for the exercises and hurts to do this and still looks a bit swollen - is this normal? I do have another appt at fracture clinic next Wed Jul 25th to follow up. (and NO - I am not using the baby finger to type so it basically takes me forever to type anything with frequent backspacing to correct errors-gah....).

 

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Posted: by dreamer16 on Thu. 19 Jul., 2012 at 5:19:00 PM
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Call the emergency dept. or outpatient clinic, where you were last treated for this and ask their opinion about this?  If they're concerned, they'll ask you to come back in.  And, they'll have your medical record on file there, so they can look up your case (if warranted) and give a more accurate opinion about this.  

I'm crossing my fingers for you that this all turns out well for you in the end. 


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Posted: by Smokewood on Thu. 26 Jul., 2012 at 12:17:24 PM
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it just takes time - could be months and need to do therapy every day to bend the finger. Thanks for posting.

 

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Posted: by dreamer16 on Fri. 27 Jul., 2012 at 6:42:30 PM
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These types of injuries are often quite miserable.  What you described seemed normal enough, but there's always the possibility of nerve damage, etc. that might have been missed in the initial assessment, so didn't want to just say that.  Hands are very important body parts so it's best not to fool around with them.  :-)  Best of luck with your therapy.  This will be difficult, but well worth the effort in the end.  That's where you'll see your best results with this type of injury.  


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