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Ape Hand Deformity
Congenital hand: Is typically a treatment offered to children and infants. However if you are an adult with a congenital problem find a hand surgeon with experience in both realms, adults and children congenital issues and way your options carefully as established hand patterns may not want to be altered for an adult. Get more than one opinion and think it through as well. ...Read more
Swelling, rotation: Or angualr deviation, stiffness, contacture, tightness, thickeing over a joint, are some deformities. By saying they are common deformities it doesn not mean they commonly occur but it says if there is deformity then these are some common types of that deformity. ...Read more
Hand deformity: Is simply stated a difference in appearance from what we classify as "normal" in appearance. ...Read more
Cant tell from your question what the deformity is. There are many things that can be corrected with hand surgery.
Fractures, trigger finger, carpel tunnel, polydactyly (extra digit), syndactyly (webbing between digits) etc can all be successfully treated with surgery to the hand and feet.
If you would post additional info about the deformity I am confident you can get a answer to your problem. ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are other issues that arise with unborn babies that have congenital hand deformity?
Congenital hand: Commonly we think of renal and cardiac anomalies a the hand forms from "limb buds" at the same time that the cardiac and renal tissue develop. Other considerations are anemias, platelet defeciency and many syndromes that can affect many organ systems. Often a genetic counselor is a very good thing to see as well as a pediatric hand surgeon. Most babies though are very healthy!!! ...Read more
Recurrent pneumonias: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease of cftr chloride channel defect with multi-organ involvement. Pancrease (pancrelipase) and lung are particularly affected causing lung infections, asthma type symptoms, pancreatic insufficiency with malabsorption, fat solubale vitamin deficiencies and diabetes which manifest maily during teenage years. Shahzeidi, md, pulmonologist. ...Read more
Pain in rt hand small finger for month. Pains while bending the finger. No sign of redness or deformity. No history of injury.
L have deformity in left hand due to leprosy some years ago. Is any treatment to improve deformity?
See a hand surgeon: This is a specialty area in which the practitioners can do remarkable things with the hand, and you should find one who has been trained appropriately and discuss the issues with them. Good luck and best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more
Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?
NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. You may need to get braces or splints in joints that may have significant arthritis to avoid deformities. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx. Com ...Read more
Beside pain m.D., what specialist should treat hands with severe neuropathic & arthritic pain and deformity?
One option: Dear stallion, please talk with your physician about adding in a trial of acupuncture in to your treatment regimen. Acupuncturists trained through traditional chinese medicine or western trained physicians with additional training in acupuncture (medical acupuncturist) often can help with this type of pain. Take care. ...Read more
64 year old female with complaints pins and needles to 4th and 5th digit of right hand. Noted bone deformity to tips of these digits?
Had an operation on right hand middle finger to correct swan neck deformity in 2011 and it is starting to go back to how it was. Is this common?
Not common: But it can happen. Follow-up with your hand surgeon and get evaluated. Swan-neck deformity is easier to fix sooner than later. ...Read more
I have RA and I got small hand deformity am taking methotrexate every saturday and folic acid every sunday. Can that help stop the development?
Yes, sometimes: Methotrexate is a first line therapy for RA in the us and most other therapies are combined with Methotrexate unless it cannot be used. If inflammation is continuing the addition of a biologic agent (humira, enbrel, (etanercept) simponi) may help prevent longterm damage. They have been shown to provide added benefit. ...Read more
Ct scan of sinus report says: mild S shaped deformity of nasal septum with a large left apical osteophytes. Right sided concha Bullosa. Is this normal?
Yes: Normal variation, many do have these findings, don't mean a certain disease. The doctor who ordered the study would explain more, good luck ...Read more
Depends. . .: I can't answer your question w/o knowing what caused the deformity in your left hand. You need to go see your doctor for a diagnosis. I suspect that you have not even done so or else you would have received some treatment options to consider in which case you would be asking which is best to prevent same thing from happening to your right hand. So please go see your doctor & find out what you have. ...Read more
My ring knuckle is smaller after bare knuckle boxing. No pain, discoloration, or deformities. A red line distal to the knuckle. What is wrong with it?
Madelung's deformity: This can be a congenital or an acquired deformity of the wrist. The congenital deformity may be complex with the distal radius being longer than the ulna with an angular deformity of the distal radius causing significant functional impairment of the upper extremity. The acquired deformity may be a madelung's plus or minus deformity with the radius being longer or shorter. ...Read more
But a hands on Orthopedic examination is necessary!
Hope this helps!
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I have madelung wrist deformity in both my wrists. Is there any chance it could affect other joint?
No.: No. Madelung deformity is specific to the wrists only. ...Read more
Extensor pollicis: Longus. But if your thumb is "hammering" it might actually be triggering and that has to do with the flexor tendon getting hung up in the a1 pulley at the base if your thumb on the palmar aspect of your hand. ...Read more
Eva;: If you have incurred trauma to your wrist with pain - that is a possibility. Without trauma - you could have a cyst, arthritis or other causes. The only way to accurately determine if you have sustained a wrist fracture is through medical evaluation and often an x-ray is indicated. ...Read more
What's causing my pain in the lower pelvic bone. I also have pain running down the sides of my hips. I have lwd and madelung wrist deformity?
Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
4 y/o stubbed toes toes look fine-no swelling, deformity, walking fine but nail bed looks red/purple and nail bled when happened. Doc visit needed?
Nutritional cause?: Cold hands and feet could mean nutritional deficiencies. That's not so bad, but inadequate nutrition could lead to much more dangerous health problems. If you're not getting sufficient B12 you might get cold hands and feet. The same is true with magnesium and iron. If the diet you're on is missing key nutrients! You need a better diet. Could be nonnutritional causes too. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Nerve compression: The most common cause is nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome which affect the thumb through half of the ring fingers and often a problem at night. Less common are compression of the ulnar nerve at the wrist or elbow (cubital tunnel) and cervical (neck) problems. Diffuse "polyneuropathe" can occur from diabetes. When numbness is frequent you should see a hand surgeon. ...Read more