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Dislocations of the Hands & Fingers - Chapter Summary
This self-paced chapter can boost your knowledge of dislocations of the hands and fingers. Study entertaining lessons to examine the parts of hands and fingers that can suffer dislocations. Also, explore the types of tests used to diagnose dislocations, ways these injuries are treated, standard recovery time and how specific dislocations are rehabbed. Some dislocations covered in this chapter include lunate, perilunate and PIP.
Feel free to review the lessons at a comfortable pace as you aim to strengthen your comprehension of these dislocations. Multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam let you to gauge your understanding of these injuries. All resources in this chapter are available 24/7 and can be viewed using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Any questions you develop while studying this chapter can be sent to our experts using the Dashboard.
How It Helps
This chapter is incredibly helpful in ensuring that you have a comprehensive understanding of the medical terms associated with dislocations of the hands and fingers. The lessons offer important details that make sure you comprehend how these injuries are tested, treated and rehabbed. Using this chapter can effectively strengthen your knowledge of these dislocations and improve your performance in the workplace.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Test and treat lunate dislocations
- Offer the proper treatment and determine the recovery time for perilunate dislocations
- Recognize symptoms and know the recovery time of a dislocated finger
- Perform first aid and treat a dislocated finger
- Treat and rehab a proximal interphalangeal (PIP) dislocation
1. Lunate Dislocation: Test & Treatment
A lunate dislocation is an injury of the wrist that causes the lunate bone to move from its normal position. In this lesson, learn about the tests and treatments for lunate dislocations.
2. Perilunate Dislocation: Treatment & Recovery Time
A perilunate dislocation is a wrist injury in which the bones of the wrist become dislocated. In this lesson, learn about the treatment and recovery time for this type of injury.
3. Dislocated Finger: Symptoms & Recovery Time
In this lesson, we will cover the anatomy of the fingers, known in medical terms as the phalanges, and look at the symptoms and recovery time in regards to a dislocation-type injury.
4. Dislocated Finger: Treatment & First Aid
Dislocated fingers occur when the bones of the finger are moved from their normal position. These injuries can be very painful. Learn how to treat a dislocated finger in the short-term and long-term.
5. Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Dislocation: Treatment & Rehab
Proximal interphalangeal (PIP) dislocations occur when the bones forming the middle joint of a finger are moved from their normal positions. Learn about how to treat and rehab this type of injury.
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- Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing
- Critical Care Nursing in Pediatrics
- Sleep & Sedation in Critical Care
- Deep Vein Thrombosis: Theory and Treatment
- Deep Vein Thrombosis: Practical Applications
- Critical Care Nursing for Skin Conditions
- Infections of the Blood & Respiratory System
- Treating Bleeding Issues
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- Treating Ulcers
- Types & Treatment of Necrosis
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- Critical Care Nursing for Eyes
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- Dislocations of the Knees & Ankles
- Dislocations of the Ribs & Spine
- Hip Dislocations
- Shoulder & Elbow Dislocations
- Electric Shocks & Electrical Burns
- TMJ & Jaw Dislocations
- Bruises, Contusions & Hematomas
- Diagnosing & Treating Chest & Stomach Injuries
- Pelvic Injuries
- Cardiovascular Diseases