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I broke my left middle finger almost 3 months ago. Was told its a stable volar plate injury and will be sore and stiff for 6 months. Is this true?

I broke my left middle finger almost 3 months ago. Was told its a stable volar plate injury and will be sore and stiff for 6 months. Is this true?

Stiff finger: A stable volar plate injury should be healed in less than 6 months in a 35 year old woman. I would ask your physician to repeat the xray and if normal, for a referral to physical therapy to help you mobilize the finger before it gets stuck in its current immobile position ...Read more

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90% sure i tore my volar plate.Dr said it was not broken and did nothing.I cant bend finger all the way and im worried about healing. What should I do?

90% sure i tore my volar plate.Dr said it was not broken and did nothing.I cant bend finger all the way and im worried about healing. What should I do?

Second opinion: It sounds like you are not comfortable with the evaluation and treatment you got from the first doctor, so I would not hesitate to seek a second opinion. Make sure you have all your questions answered to your satisfaction and that you understand and agree with the treatment plan. Volar plate injuries are usually associated with extension to the finger. ...Read more

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I had a volar plate arthroplasty. Had pin inserted in finger. After a month, the pin is coming out. How painful is it to remove the pin and how is?

I had a volar plate arthroplasty.  Had pin inserted in finger.  After a month, the pin is coming out.  How painful is it to remove the pin and how is?

Not very: We pull pins out of the body all of the time in the office. After a month the pin will be very loose. We will grab the pin with a needle driver or pliers, wiggle and pull it out. It will usually bleed for a few seconds. Not worry, you will be fine and good luck. ...Read more

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I had a volar plate arthroplasty. Had pin inserted in finger. After a month, the pin is coming out. How painful is it to remove the pin?

I had a volar plate arthroplasty. Had pin inserted in finger. After a month, the pin is coming out. How painful is it to remove the pin?

Not very: Pulling out the pin is not painless, but it is not very painful. While I have not experienced this myself, my patients tell me that is an unusual feeling like something is being pulled out. It only takes a few seconds, and numbing the finger with an injection is far more painful. Don't worry about the pin pulling. Focus on your therapy. ...Read more

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Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

No: The extensor tendon is on the dorsal or top side. A volar injury is likely to. Injure a flexor tendon or nerve. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're volar plate and dorsal plate with reference to metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints please?

Help doctors! what're volar plate and dorsal plate with reference to metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints please?

Blue Plate Special.: The volar plate or palmar plate is more commonly used to describe structures located in the hand. However, volar plate, or more commonly called the plantar plate, can be used to describe the fibrocartilagenous structures of the metatarsal phalangeal and interphalangeal joints located in the feet as well. I am not familiar with the term dorsal plate other than distal radius fixation in the wrist. ...Read more

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Should I do surgery of subtle volar fracture through proximal base of proximal phalanx of thumb with volary distraction of avulsed fracture fragment?

Should I do surgery of subtle volar fracture through proximal base of proximal phalanx of thumb with volary distraction of avulsed fracture fragment?

See a hand surgeon: Fractures through joint surfaces are generally more problematic than those outside of joints. Depending on a number of factors, they may predispose to the onset of early arthritis in the joint if the surface is not reconstructed accurately. I would see a hand surgeon to evaluate the particulars of your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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I want to know the possible complications after plastic surgery on duplicated right thumb. It is for my 7 months baby girl.

I want to know the possible complications after plastic surgery on duplicated right thumb. It is for my 7  months baby girl.

See Plastic surgeon: There are many variations or presentations of a duplicated digit, with some requiring minimal surgery to others requiring fairly complex reconstruction to improve the function of the hand.Your child's hand/plastic surgeon will be able to let you know the potential risks, benefits and limitations of the proposed surgery. In almost all cases function primarily and aesthetics secondarily are improved. ...Read more

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