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Finger Dislocation (cont.)

Finger Dislocation Treatment

It is not recommended that a person treat a dislocated finger at home. A visit to a doctor or the emergency department is usually necessary.

  • If a person has a dislocated finger, the finger will swell. To prevent further injury to the finger, immediately remove any jewelry, such as rings.
  • Apply an ice pack to the injured finger and elevate the hand above the level of the heart.
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