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Doctor insights on: Bone Finger Will Affect Other Fingers

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Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?

Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?

No it will not: There is no reason for arthritis to develope due to amputation of pinky.Yes you can get arthritis in any joint like anybody else but not related to amputation of pinky. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Why can you not extend the dip and pip joints of the finger due to ulnar nerve lesion?

Why can you not extend the dip and pip joints of the finger due to ulnar nerve lesion?

Ulnar nerve: Is responsible for abduction (spreading your fingers and extension of the 4-5th fingers. It also provides sensation to that area if you have a lesion in the nerve the signal from the nerve will not get to those muscles. ...Read more

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Can swollen elbow or wrist joints cause restricted blood flow to the hands?

Can swollen elbow or wrist joints cause restricted blood flow to the hands?

Typically not: Swollen joints do not typically restrict blood flow to areas beyond the swollen joint. However, symptoms of nerves being "pinched" are typical. ...Read more

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Cut webbing between thumb and finger? Any important nerves there?

Cut webbing between thumb and finger? Any important nerves there?

Yes: There are important nerves, arteries, and veins there. Plus muscles to control the fingers. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause trigger finger in multiple fingers? If yes, will the trigger finger subside once the arthritis is under control?

Can arthritis cause trigger finger in multiple fingers? If yes, will the trigger finger subside once the arthritis is under control?

Potentially: Trigger finger is caused when inflammation if the flexor tendon causes a nodular enlargement of the tendon; and that nodule then catches on the entrance to the flexor tendon sheath. It is not directly caused by arthritis, but sometimes the same underlying cause of the arthritis can also lead to a trigger finger. ...Read more

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Do fractured finger or toe bones always turn into arthritis?

Do fractured finger or toe bones always turn into arthritis?

No: Fractures that commonly lead to arthritis and joint problems are those that extend into a joint. Thankfully, they are a minority of fractures. ...Read more

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What else can cause loss of dexterity and strength in fingers and hand besides carpel tunnel?

What else can cause loss of dexterity and strength in fingers and hand besides carpel tunnel?

Fingers: Problems with the nerve root in the neck, thoracic outlet or other entrapments on the way down (pronator syndrome etc.). ...Read more

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I have open sores on finger spreading to other finger and other hand?

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I have open sores on finger spreading  to other finger and other hand?

Infection?: It is possibly an infection and you should get seen by your doctor to see if this is something that would respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does finger fracture lead to difficulty typing?

Does finger fracture lead to difficulty typing?

Absolutely!: Once the fracture has healed and depending on the locaiton of the fracture and whether the joint and or the tendons were involved, one can have difficulty ty[lkadkfa; ;'n'dfalkfnd' a. ...Read more

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Will wriggling toes affect fifth metatarsal midshaft fracture recovery? Will it cause more displacement? Will flexing ankle affect as well?

Will wriggling toes affect fifth metatarsal midshaft fracture recovery? Will it cause more displacement? Will flexing ankle affect as well?

Not typically : No, not typically. If the fractures were that unstable, we would really have to stabilize them with some form of fixation. If your fractures are not displaced, it is highly unlikely you could dipsplce them dimply by "wiggling" your toes. ...Read more

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Hit wall hand severly swollen could there be any complications with broken hand and knuckles?

Hit wall hand severly swollen could there be any complications with broken hand and knuckles?

Yes: I am afraid so. A "boxer's fracture" is a fairly common fracture and is caused by hitting something with a closed fist. ...Read more

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Does dupuytren's affect your thumb and ability to flex your wist?

Does dupuytren's affect your thumb and ability to flex your wist?

Yes: Depends on location. There are a variety of treatments available if necessary. ...Read more

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Can mallet finger surgery affect other fingers? I had the surgery on middle finger and now my index finger is weak and hurts. Middle finger was determined to be 7% ppd. Thanks

Can mallet finger surgery affect other fingers? I had the surgery on middle finger and now my index finger is weak and hurts. Middle finger was determined to be 7% ppd. Thanks

Mallet finger injury: If the mallet finger has an altered range of motion then the adjacent fingers can be affected. All fingertips share a common flexor digitorum profundus muscle bely thus flexing once finger will result in flexion of the others unless one holds or limits motion. We do this in function by a complex system of intrinsic and extrinsic muscles. Also there can be "paradoxical" motion with stiffness ...Read more

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Will clubbed fingers affect handwriting?

Will clubbed fingers affect handwriting?

Only if extreme.: Question that is more important is why you have clubbing of your fingers. Some causes are serious, others not. I have not had pts with clubbing who had trouble writing. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in your forearm, hand and fingers? In between my thumb and index finger is some swelling to.

What can cause tingling in your forearm, hand and fingers?  In between my thumb and index finger is some swelling to.

Several things: Need more information. Tingling in the 4th and 5th digit can be due to ulnar neuropathy in the base of the hand or elbow or c8 cervical nerve impingement. Tingling in the thumb through the 4 th digit may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome or a problem further upstream ( pronator syndrome, anterior interossius syndrome, ligament of struthers, plexopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome or C5-C7 issues. ...Read more

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