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what is absent thumb

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Absent thumb: hypoplastic or absent thumb can be a finding in a number of syndromes. See: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/absent_thumb

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
No: There is a bursa at the level of the wrist involving the flexor polices longs tendon but not in the thumb itself.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Re-ask: I am sorry but there isn't enough info about your thumb to provide a satisfactory answer. Please re-ask question with pertinent details.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This requires X-Ray: Of the thumb and surrounding area.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Injury?: Can't explain this other than injury or overuse of the thumb (video game enthusiasts get this a lot). Using the thumb to text can do it as well. Loo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pomerance
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very: They are present in less than 1/100, 000 live births.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Explain: Are you referring to a thumb sucking guard? Several designs use velcro style closure or come in various sizes. How old is the wearer of this gua ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
X-Ray is best way.: Taking a simple x-ray is the quickest way to determine if there is a fracture. A walk in clinic equipped with an x-ray machine should be less expensi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Xray: Unfortunately you can't know for sure without getting an xray. See a doctor if you are having pain after an injury.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hmmm: You may benefit from a neurologist or hand specialist.

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