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A 32-year-old male asked:

I had l4 metacarpal minimal displaced fracture. out of cast in 4 weeks, with callus formed. there is a large bump in palm, below my l4 finger but slightly above the fracture site bump on the back. i know back bumps were normal, are palm bumps normal?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Assuming a "minimally displaced fracture" only was treated with external fixation and a stabilizing cast, the healing process can result in extra repair in the healing process distorting the normal anatomy, which can cause projections into the palm area as well as the "back" of the hand.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
A callus that normally forms during healing of a fracture can cause bumps around it. With time the bone and callus will undergo reformation to restore normal anatomy.
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