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is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of thumb a large spur?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Thumb bone spurs: Any joint can get bone spurs. Bone spurs or osteophytes are a common feature of arthritic change in a joint. The common findings of arthritis on an X-ray are are joint space narrowing, sclerosis ( or whiter bone on X-ray), bone spurs, bone cysts . Clinically or in real life this may be seen as clicking, swelling, pain , tightness, beginning with end range of motion symptoms.
Answered on Jun 4, 2019
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