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Closed Reduction of the Finger Surgery Specialist

We use our hands and wrists to perform daily activities such as eating, brushing our teeth, or writing. Our ability to complete these activities is dependent on the integrity and proper function of the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints, and bones that make up our hands and wrists. When the structure of our hands and wrists are compromised by breaks, fractures, arthritis, or other deformities, surgical intervention may be required to ensure mobility and pain relief.

At Barrington Orthopedics, our highly-qualified, expert hand specialists can perform closed reduction of the finger surgery, a procedure designed to repair broken bones in the fingers using pins, screws, or metal plates. During this procedure, the surgeon will realign the fractured ends of the bone using assistive material such as pins, screws, or plates. Pins that are used during surgery are typically removed three to six weeks after the procedure, while screws and plates are not removed. Our team will work alongside you throughout your surgery and provide rehabilitative advice to ensure a healthy and quick recovery.

If you’re struggling with a broken, fractured, or arthritic finger that is causing pain, it may be time to consider closed reduction of the finger surgery. Schedule your first consultation with the team at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today. If you’re in an emergency situation, visit the Immediate Care Clinic at our Schaumburg, IL location.

What Is Closed Reduction of the Finger Surgery?

Your hands and wrists are essential tools that allow you to work, play and perform everyday activities. How well the hand and wrist interact depends on the integrity and function of the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and bones.

Problems in any of these can affect upper extremity function, causing disruptions at home and work and negatively impacting quality of life.

The human hand itself is very complex and delicate in structure. Hand surgery requires a completely different surgical approach from a qualified hand and wrist surgeon whether treating fractures, arthritis or deformities. Hand surgery traditionally includes treatment of the entire hand, wrist and forearm.

At some time in life, you may experience hand or finger pain.



To correct the dislocation, the doctor will press against the displaced bone to dislodge the bone if it is caught against the side of the joint. As the end of the bone is freed, the doctor can pull outward to restore the bone to its correct position. This is called closed reduction.

Once your finger joint is back in its normal position, you will wear a splint or tape the finger to another finger for three to six weeks, depending on the specific type of your dislocation.


If your doctor cannot straighten your finger using closed reduction or if your injured joint is not stable after closed reduction, your dislocated finger may need to be repaired surgically. Surgery also is used to treat finger dislocations that are complicated by large fractures or fractures that involve the joint.