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Ways to splint a finger - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i have a quick question whats the easiest way on how 2 splint a finger
Doctor :   ok
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User :   i hav a messed up middle finger and its crooked and need to know how to slpint it
Doctor :   u need to consult an orthopedician
Doctor :   if the finger is fractured
User :   u cant tell me how to do it
Doctor :   it needs specialist evaluation
Doctor :   it will cause deformity if not done properly
User :   its already deformed but thanks anyways k bye
Doctor :   tape the fractured digit to the adjacent digit by gently spiraling athletic tape around both fingers
Doctor :   Check circulation and sensation in both digits to make sure the tape isn't too tight.
User :   ok thanks bye
Doctor :   Don't tape the digits too tightly. This could impede circulation
Doctor :   bye
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