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A 20-year-old male asked:

Punched a solid object, hand was swollen but went down, my hand functions fine only hurts a little on the knuckle when i squeeze my fist. but my the knuckle that hurts, the middle knuckle a part of it moves on the right side of it and is enlarged?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Fracture of the proximal phalanx head or middle phalanx base needs to be ruled out. You should have a hand X-ray done.
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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Trauma from a punch should be evaluated by x-ray, you should see a hand surgeon. Other possibilities include a subluxing extensor tendon or a collateral ligament injury. Again, best to see a hand surgeon
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Last updated Nov 15, 2022

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