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A 49-year-old female asked:

Injured knuckle at calcium deposit : i have a calcium deposit on my right ring finger middle knuckle. today i smashed it. did i bust the deposit?

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Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 52 years experience
Possibly: Smashing a joint with spurs and other calcium deposits can break those hardened structures because they are brittle, hard and unbending. If marked swelling, discoloration, & increasing pain and unable to use, one should splint and rest for several days and gradually begin movement as tolerated. If really concerned about a fracture(broken bone), get it examined by a doctor asap.
Dr. M Felix Freshwater
Hand Surgery 49 years experience
It doesn't matter: They are deposits, not bones.

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Last updated Mar 19, 2013

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