A finger dislocation is when a bone in the finger joint moves out of its normal place.
This injury is caused by trauma from:
- A force that jams the end of the finger
- Forcefully twisting or bending the finger
- Forcefully bending the finger backwards
Symptoms may be:
- Swelling and bruising
- A change in the way the finger looks
- Problems moving the finger
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. You will be asked how the injury happened. An exam will be done that will focus on your finger.
Images may be needed of the injury. This can be done with an x-ray .
The finger bones will be moved back into place. A splint or tape may be used to hold the finger in place as it heals. Some people may need surgery for bones that cannot be moved back into place or the injury that is severe.
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Warren A. Bodine, DO, CAQSM
- Review Date: 09/2019 -
- Update Date: 09/24/2019 -