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Atrophy Of The Thumb
I've an avulsion fx at the attachment of the radial collateral ligament to the radial aspect of the base of the 1st proximal phalanx. prognosis?
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Arthritis: The joint at the end of the finger, closest to the nail, is a common location for osteoarthrtis. As arthritis develops the joints can swell, and bone spurs form which feel like hard bumps. Diffuse swelling about the joint is typically related to inflammation. Sometimes a more localized swelling will occur which may represent a cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a concern: Unless this is associated with nailbed discoloration or pigmentation. In some instances, it may be an indication of vitamin deficiency such as vitamn b12, c, and d as well as hypothyroidism, anemia, iron deficiency or associated hypoxemic states with congenital heart disease. ...Read more
Anatomy: The fingers and possibly the wrist can be considered parts of the hand. The bones of the face make up the skull. These sites will help you to learn more about anatomy: http://www.innerbody.com/ , http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps ...Read more
Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?
It may or may not as: There are several different possibilities for your symptoms including none cervical spine ones-some may arise from the cervical spine but may also not be diagnosed by the MRI as well-tests are usually done to confirm or help to narrow done the possible causes after a careful history and exam is done by a physician who will then order the appropriate tests or referrals ...Read more
Thenar atrophy: Thenar muscle weakness results in thumb abduction weakness. This movement is holding the thumb straight up when the back of your hand is turned down (not shown in the picture). It should be able to overcome some resistance to adopt this position. You may also see a dimple in the muscle area at the base of your thumb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are possible causes of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand? The affected area is the end of the fingers.
Possibly infection: More information is needed to determine the cause. What is the color of the fluid in the blisters, clear, colored ? Is it painful ? Redness and swelling are signs of infection and infections of the hand can spread rapidly. This can be a viral or bacterial infection, or possibly a contact dermatitis (irritation of the skin). However it is not something to wait and watch. ...Read more
What is bilateral focal involvement of the lateral plantar motor nerves at or distal to the superior border of the medial malleolus bilaterally?
Arthritis: In the base of the thumb joint. ...Read more
What are treatment options for painful chondromalacia the size of a quarter in the central third of the weightbearing portion of the distal femur ?
Radial tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, involving its inner half. Degenerative change of the body of the medial meniscus also noted. The prominent high signal seen posterior and posteromedial to the medial meniscus is suggestive of men
Arthroscopic surgery: Tears in the medial meniscus can be repaired, the torn piece removed, through arthroscopic surgery. It is much superior to open knee surgery. A good orthopedist can also clean up some of the degenerative changes in the knee during the procedure. General anesthesia not necessary. Recovery can be difficult and sometimes prolonged, but the long term results should be well worth it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a scarred finger joint (PIP joint) of the ring and small finger of the right hand due to trauma causing contracture..
Scar contracture: In the skin can sometimes be addressed with scar release or skin flaps/graft. Scar in the joint can be addressed with capsular release. Scar on the tendons can also limit motion and at times surgeons do a tenolysis. Hand therapy also can be used and sometimes with progressive splinting with or without surgery ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Meaning of detachment of the superior and posterial portions of the labrum with anterior displacement of buckethandle type fragment is of my shoulder?
Messed up shoulder.: It means you have multiple injuries to your shoulder joint. The labrum is a cup like structure into which the humeral head fits. If that labrum is torn, then the shoulder may not work right or may cause pain with different motions. It also means that you may require surgery to resolve your issue ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer