How To Deal With The Joint Of The Thumb Bone That Is Shifting?
Good afternoon, a month ago I was in an accident that caused my thumb bones to come out of his joints, precisely near my wrists. Then I underwent treatment for a broken bone massager, but not fully returned to the original due to delayed treatment caused by injury stitches on my thumb. I want to ask what is the possibility of still being able to go through the surgery to restore the bones of my thumb coming out of its joints. Thank you
Good evening, thanks for the question
Shifting or dislocation of joints between the thumb and palm can occur due to injury in the hyperextension position. The most common location is actually on the index finger, then followed by the thumb.
Handling in the case of dislocation is by reducing or improving joint position. Reduction can be done without a method of surgery or called closed reduction, which is indicated in cases of mild dislocation. If closed reduction is successful, in the future there is still a risk of recurrent dislocation due to strain on the joint capsule and surrounding ligaments.
Reduction can also be done through the method of operation, or called open reduction which is indicated in severe dislocation conditions. Make further consultations with an orthopedic specialist for a physical examination and treatment methods that are appropriate for your medical condition.
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