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How do you control swelling of a dislocated finger?

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  • Remove any rings immediately.
  • Apply ice to the area.
  • Keep the finger elevated above the heart.
  • If the finger is bent or deformed, don’t try to straighten it. It may be broken.

From: Finger Dislocation Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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Leggit, J. , March 1, 2006.   American Family Physician

Medline Plus: “Dislocations.”

Finger Dislocation Information from eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Leggit, J. , March 1, 2006.   American Family Physician

Medline Plus: “Dislocations.”

Finger Dislocation Information from eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 12, 2017

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