Font Size
A
A
A

Finger Dislocation (cont.)

Finger Dislocation Prognosis

Most simple dislocations can be put back into their natural position easily. Full function in the injured finger will usually return. Mild or moderate discomfort or disability can continue for 12-18 months. Some permanent swelling or disfigurement of the injured joint may be expected.

Occasionally, a fragment of the dislocated joint or some surrounding tissue can become lodged between the displaced bones. This prevents the bones from going into their natural position. Surgery may be necessary to put the bones into the correct position. Results of this surgery are usually very good, but some function may be lost.

Medical Author:
Coauthor:

Must Read Articles Related to Finger Dislocation

Hand Injuries
Hand Injuries Hand injuries can be divided into six categories. 1) cuts and lacerations, 2) fractures and dislocations, 3) soft tissue injuries and amputations, 4) infections...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Finger Dislocation:

Finger Dislocation - Treatment

What was the treatment of your finger dislocation?



NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD

Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Joint Reduction, Finger Dislocation »

Dislocation of a joint occurs when traumatic forces cause complete loss of continuity between the joint’s 2 articulating surfaces.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary