U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Ireland
A 16-year-old male asked:

My baby finger is bent at the last joint since i was a baby.its bent inwards it looks dislocated but i can move it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Clinodactyly: You have clinodactyly a congenital deformity of the distal joint of the fifth finger causing angulation toward the ring finger. Sometimes seen with a delta phalynx this deformity does not require reconstruction and has little effect on overall hand function.
Dr. Scott Ferry
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Clinodactyly: That condition is called clinodactyly. It usually doesn't cause significant functional problems. More severe cases can cause issues with function and appearance. It can usually be corrected with a type of orthopedic surgery called an osteotomy. If it bothers you enough see your local orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 29, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.