A 22-year-old female asked:
I have a boxer cast on for fractured metacarpal five and now my middle finger has a tiny knot on it at the joint from metacarpal to phalanx. ?
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Dr. Edward Hellmananswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Hard to say: It is hard to say without directly seeing. It could be potentially related to having to wear a splint or cast for the 5th metacarpal injury. It could possibly be another condition associated with your original injury. I would make sure your surgeon is aware. An exam and possibly a followup X-ray of that area would likely show the cause.
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