A 58-year-old female asked:
58 yr old osteoarthritis had fx did not show on x-ray on thumb (fell and braced fall with outstretched hand) 1 year ago pain now whole thumb and down?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ernest Isaacson answered
21 years experience Podiatry
Scaphoid fracture : A little outside my scope of practice but a fall on outstretched hand carries a high index of suspicion for a bone in the wrist known as the scaphoid. The fracture is often missed and can heal poorly. See your neighborhood hand specialist.
Answered on Mar 16, 2013
Dr. Matthew Hawkins answered
19 years experience Sports Medicine
Thumb arthritis: Not sure what the question is here , but could develop post-traumatic arthritis after a fracture, particularly if untreated. You should see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays. Bracing, meds, injections, or potential surgery may be needed.
Answered on Mar 13, 2013
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