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Finger Dislocation (cont.)

Finger Dislocation Medical Treatment

The doctor will realign the dislocated bones with a simple technique. This will often require a local anesthetic injection into the finger to help decrease or stop the pain and allow the doctor to reduce the dislocation and realign the bones. The patient may also receive medications by mouth, injection, or IV to help the pain and ease the reduction.

  • The injured finger will then be placed in a protective splint or be "buddy taped" to the healthy finger next to it.
  • The doctor may order a second X-ray to confirm the realignment of the finger and to check for any broken bones that may not have shown up on the first X-ray.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/31/2014
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