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Jammed my left pinkie a couple years back...

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by immike1234, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. immike1234

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    while I was playing football and I never got it fixed. Basically, my pinkie is a bit bent and can't straighten out

    I'm considering dentistry as a possible career path, so would my injury in any way affect my hand abilities when doing operations?
     
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  3. tmirchel

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  4. immike1234

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    Alright, didn't think it would

    Thanks for the confirmation
     
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    i think you should post in "dental student forum" maybe they can give you better insight on that.
     
  6. lululime

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    So did I!! Mine's still a little bent, but it works =)
     
  7. JOoa0ky

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    Not the pinky...

    Although if your ring finger was injured... that could be a different story :laugh: Since its quite important for it to act as an anchor.
     
  8. notin

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    left pinkie shouldn't matter much, especially if you're right handed.
     
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    my left pinkie is messed up too... dislocated a few times from bball... AND my right index... jammed a few times...
     
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    I broke my left ring finger in highschool and it's very slightly bent .. Do you think that would be a problem? (I'm right handed)
     
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    Haha! Wow. The same thing happened to me my freshman year of high school. My middle finger on my left hand is bent, I tore/stretched something, don't remember what exactly..but it still functions, it just looks funny! Good to see I'm not the only one :D
     
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    a little bit off topic, but I had broken pinkie and it attached in the wrong way that I was unable to make it straight. I just noticed today after reading Ops post, that it is straight now :D. I guess it healed on its own over years.
     
  13. camshaft

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    In the spirit of the compiled aadsas questions thread, I'm tempted to make a damaged fingers thread where people can post and comment on finger concerns. :D
     
    #12 camshaft, Jul 25, 2011
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