I broke the top joint of my right pinky finger, two and a half months ago, late the night, before I was leaving for a two-month trip abroad. I tried to splint it, but it did not work, and it bent down by about 45 degrees, and now the joint is swollen. After getting an X-ray, now that I am home, the specialist said that I could try to splint it religiously for six weeks, to see if it works, with results of a 10-degree bend and a slight bump. He said it has a 50 % chance of working given the time lapse. If it does not work, I will need surgery, where he will clean up the extruded bone, and put something between the joints, and a pin, that will need to be removed. I will wear a splint for six weeks after and need some physiotherapy. The other option is just to have surgery now, and avoid the six-week test. It seems like the surgery now might be the better option to provide a better long-term solution, versus the results of the splint if it were to work. What do you suggest?
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