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Finger Dislocation

 

Finger dislocation is a condition where the bones of a finger are forced out of their normal position.

Causes 

  • Direct trauma to the finger
  • Overextension of the finger

Symptoms

  • Extreme pain
  • Swelling
  • Crooked appearance
  • Sometimes, break in the skin

Treatment
Following steps will be taken by a physician to treat a dislocated finger:

  • Realignment of the bone with or without local anesthesia
  • Protective splint or taping to the next finger
  • Surgery in rare cases

Prevention

  • Avoid direct trauma to the fingers
Avoid getting fingers caught in clothes or other things