A 46-year-old female asked:
my hand was crushed in 2008, after that developed carpel tunnel, had surgery, just found out have dip thumb joint could crush be the cause?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Wint answered
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Not sure: What u mean can u explain dip thumb joint? Do u mean DJD as in arthritis? If so it has nothing to do with cts but it could be after a severe crush but many people develop arthritis in their thumbs normally.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Mark Ciaglia answered
16 years experience Hand Surgery
Traumatic arthritis : Sounds like the crush to your hand started a cascade of problems. Carpal tunnel can develop for a multitude of problems. It sounds like you are describing joint changes if the ip joint in your thumb. If it was previously injured you are a increased risk for developing arthritis.
Answered on Sep 25, 2017
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