A member asked:

I had surgery on my right arm 3 years ago because of cut open veins and today i hit a wall with my fist the knuckle on the middle finger got swollen, ?

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Dr. Padraic Obma answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Hitting your fist against a wall is a common way to sustain a fracture of your metatarsal (hand bone). Since it is swollen, it is a good idea to get an x-ray to make sure nothing is broken. The previous surgery 3 years ago likely has no effect on the current injury.

Answered Jun 29, 2016



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