A 45-year-old member asked:
Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?
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Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Do you have a: History of finger fracture? If the answer is yes, that's why you can have overlapping of your fingers- we call it scissoring of the fingers. Some congenital malformations could also be responsible for that. Check with your doctor.
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Specializes in Hand Surgery
It can be...: A slight overlap of the digits, particular of the small and ring finger, can be normal.
If there is significant overlap, or a significant difference in overlap between fingers comparing the two hands, other diagnosis need to be evaluated such as old fractures, ligament tears, or joint inflammation.
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Last updated Aug 21, 2016
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