Handling The Fracture Of The Little Finger Of The Hand?
I want to ask, I suffered a fracture of my little finger 3 months ago due to an accident where it was broken and slightly twisted so that my pinky bent, but I didn’t immediately take it to the doctor for a consultation and so on, even to the massage therapist, but until now my pinky finger I can’t move it yet, what I want to ask is that if I go to an orthopedic doctor it’s not too late and it can still be treated and can it be moved normally again?
Thank you for the question.
It should be understood beforehand, the diagnosis of fractures cannot be made haphazardly. First, you need to see a doctor to have a comprehensive physical examination or be supported by radiological examinations, for example x-rays, CT scans, MRI, and so on.
If it's true that your little finger bone has been broken, ideally, you should check it directly with a specialist in orthopedic surgery to get the best treatment. So that broken bone segments blend well and quickly, doctors can make efforts to reduce, immobilize, and also fixation. This effort can be done with different techniques depending on the type and location of the fracture.
Handling of the little finger fractures only by being prone to make the broken bones do not blend well (non-union). Even if they are fused, often the broken bone segment is not positioned correctly so that it restricts the movement of your fingers later (non-union). This limitation of movement can also cause the muscles, joints, and connective tissue around the broken bone to shrink (atrophy) so that the length of the bone can be shortened.
Of course, it's never too late to overcome your condition. It is best to have your condition checked by an orthopedic surgeon immediately so that you are given the right treatment. Depending on the condition of your fingers at this time, the treatment that doctors do later can vary, as well as the potential for improvement.
Hope this helps ...