A to Z: Dislocation, Fingerenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA dislocation is when the bones in a joint slip out of their normal position. A finger dislocation may happen from a fall, blow, or sports injury, especially if the finger is bent back or jammed.dislocation, dislocated, finger, joint, bend, jam, hand, bone, broken, strain, sprain, sports injury, accident, fall, reduction, buddy taping, splint11/13/201303/21/201909/02/2019e58f92f4-4824-43a8-b3b0-7966263ca487https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-dislocation-finger.html/<p>A dislocation is when the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">bones</a> in a joint slip out of their normal position. A finger dislocation may happen from a fall, blow, or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/">sports injury</a>, especially if the finger is bent back or jammed.</p> <p><img title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/ES/images/illustrations/P-fingerDisloA-415x233-esIL.png" alt="illustration" name="4940-FINGERDISLO_A_ENIL.PNG" /></p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>A dislocated finger is usually diagnosed through an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-finger.html/">X-ray</a>. The bones may move back into place on their own or a doctor might gently put the joint back with a quick maneuver called a reduction. In some cases, surgery is needed to repair the joint</p> <p>To keep the joint from dislocating again, a splint is put&nbsp;on the injured finger or the injured finger is taped to the neighboring finger ("buddy taping"). Depending on the injury, the splint or buddy taping&nbsp;will remain for a few days to a few weeks. Gentle hand exercises might be recommended to help strengthen the finger and reduce joint stiffness.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>With proper treatment, most people who dislocate a finger can gradually return to their normal activities. The finger may feel sore or stiff for a while.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), FingerLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the finger.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-finger-contusion.html/1ac72db4-049c-4436-bad5-d3c948a101d5
A to Z: Radial Head SubluxationNursemaid's elbow is a partial dislocation of the elbow joint that happens when a ligament slips out of place near the elbow.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-radial-head.html/076c0be7-679d-4ede-a03c-7d2fc416713e
A to Z: Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)In slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), the very top of the thighbone (called the femoral head) slips out of line with the rest of the thighbone, causing a weakened hip joint.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-scfe.html/d9476f3b-f7aa-441d-9fc7-864b3db3aff7
Bones, Muscles, and JointsOur bones, muscles, and joints form our musculoskeletal system and enable us to do everyday physical activities.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bones-muscles-joints.html/d55a922b-e87a-49e0-82ae-0c5a0773cee9
CastsThis article for teens has tips on taking care of a cast so it keeps working as it should.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/casts.html/67cfd3da-36ea-4b8a-bc2d-c887e5da6fcc
Dealing With Sports InjuriesYou practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries - and how to avoid getting them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-injuries.html/e49f63c7-6ae0-446e-a953-4b458a82eaeb
First Aid: DislocationsA dislocation happens when two connected bones are separated. These injuries require emergency medical care to avoid further damage.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dislocations-sheet.html/58e1913d-2cd5-436e-bf66-f87bcdd5c7d4
Household Safety: Preventing Injuries From Falling, Climbing, and GrabbingHere's how to help protect kids from a dangerous fall or a tumble into a sharp edge in your home.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-falls.html/c1e23edf-2e4f-4a10-8e62-d8ec57df568c
Nursemaid's ElbowYoung kids are at risk for a common injury known as nursemaid's elbow, which is easy for a doctor to fix. To help prevent it, never swing or lift a child by the lower arm, hands, or wrists.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/nursemaid.html/60216e3a-72d6-4ea0-834c-13b756747c5d
Preventing Children's Sports InjuriesParticipation in sports can teach kids sportsmanship and discipline. But sports also carry the potential for injury. Here's how to protect your kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/bec4e82b-c8b0-4945-9611-7c9464e177f8
Sports Medicine CenterGet tips on everything from finding the best sport for your kids to preventing and handling injuries.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/sports-center.html/9c890cb1-5179-4d0e-9f3e-c00b34e8469a
Sports and Exercise SafetyPlaying hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sport-safety.html/cbffad82-3814-4cbc-8758-dd3aac78c363
X-Ray Exam: FingerDoctors may order a finger X-ray to find the cause of symptoms such as pain, tenderness, or swelling, or to detect broken bones or dislocated joints.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-finger.html/3a43d22f-4cd4-4a9e-b5b8-ca7c9eba5fd6
Your BonesWhere would you be without your bones? Learn more about the skeletal system in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bones.html/ba77b482-c6eb-47da-90a4-3cb148f38f4d
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