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Finger Dislocation

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What is a finger dislocation?

A finger dislocation happens when bones in your finger move out of their normal position.

Dislocated Finger

What are the signs and symptoms of a finger dislocation?

How is a finger dislocation diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider may ask you to move your finger or hand. X-ray, MRI, CT, or ultrasound pictures may show a dislocation or other injury. You may be given contrast liquid to help your finger show up better in the pictures. Tell the healthcare provider if you have ever had an allergic reaction to contrast liquid. Do not enter the MRI room with anything metal. Metal can cause serious injury. Tell the healthcare provider if you have any metal in or on your body.

How is a finger dislocation treated?

What can I do to manage a finger dislocation?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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