I would greatly apprecaite the view / comments of someone who has knowledge of this field.
I had i similar thing done to my finger, i broke it playing footy then had a few screws put in. After the surgery i couldn't straighten it out but i was still able to make a fist. My therapist sent me for another operation to straighten it but it ended up removing all movement due to a build up of scar tissue and the fact that they cut some of my tendons. If i had my time again i would have left it the way it was.
i have the samething right now this is 3 months after my surgery
I can bend it well but could not straighten it up
Is there any improvement in your case , did you go for the second surgery
I broke my pinky finger through the joint playing rugby about 6 months ago. I didn't have to get surgery but I had like exercises I had to do everyday so I didn't loose movement in that finger. Just last month I got full movement back...so it could take a while. Hope all goes well! :D
I had a severe PIP joint fracture on my pinkie finger on Aug 17th and had surgery on the 21st. I have 2 screws holding that joint together now.
It's about 5 weeks post-op now and have had the cast off for about a week and a half. I'm in my first week of physical therapy.
The tip of my pinkie is still numb and the finger itself is stiff as a carrot - very little movement. I'm very concerned about the lack of movement and the numbness at this point but the doctor and therapists are saying don't worry. We'll see in another month. I'm concerned about hearing stories of people that didn't start moving it right away vs. people that did and the significant difference in range of motion later on.
The same exact thing happened to me a month ago. I had two pins placed in my bone, and am now going to therapy. The stiffness is normal. My therapist told me that I may not get full movement in my pinky for a year, and I am only 16. Your symptoms are totally normal however.