- Dislocation of thumb - a small, but very unpleasant injury
- Traumatic dislocation
Dislocation of thumb - is offset bones of one or more joints of the finger, which occurred as a result of injury. Most often happens dislocation of the middle joint of the little finger, the ring, middle and index fingers. Dislocation can happen, for example, during the occupation basketball or volleyball when the ball hit the tip of the elongated fingers.
As a rule, a dislocated finger has obvious symptoms - joint of the finger is deformed, swollen finger itself and much pain. Often the victim is not free to bend or straighten the finger. Moreover, these symptoms can be present:
- Numbness and tingling in the dislocation;
- Pale skin on the damaged finger.
Sometimes, as a result of dislocation occur serious damage to the skin. In this case, you should immediately seek medical help.
In normal dislocation
Dislocation - Prevention and Treatment
thumb also requires medical attention, although not as urgently. In some cases, no specific treatment dislocated finger can lead to various complications.
If you think that you have a dislocated finger, immediately remove the pin decorations and attach the ice.
In most cases, a doctor can diagnose a dislocated finger on the basis of external symptoms. However, be sure that the patient does not have a fracture or other serious injury, it is necessary to do an x-ray.
Then, the doctor has the right thumb with a simple technique - closed reduction. It is often performed under local anesthesia, as the process can be very painful, but the pain goes away quickly. Then the finger are tied to adjacent healthy finger; the doctor makes one an X-ray to make sure that the bone dislocated joints took its normal position.
Sometimes a doctor recommends for a few days after the dislocation of anti-inflammatory drugs, but in most cases this is not necessary, since the dislocation did not cause severe discomfort. Typically, the finger is completely restored within three to six weeks, without losing any functions. The possibility of permanent deformation of the damaged joint, but this rarely happens.
In some cases, the dislocation between the displaced bones when a fragment is clamped adjacent soft tissues. To correct a dislocation, surgery is needed. Typically, such an operation has been very successful, but sometimes some of the functions are lost finger.
Although it is not just possible to prevent a dislocated finger, you must follow the rules of safety in sports and use available protective devices.
During training or competition should be removed from the finger jewelry to reduce the chance of injury.