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Doctor insights on: Chipped Bone In Finger

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How do I heal a chipped bone in my finger?

How do I heal a chipped bone in my finger?

Depends: Like real estate, location is so important. Depends on the injury type, location, and nature of problem. I would consult a hand surgeon to help determine what the best way to help you heal. Sometimes it's okay to leave tiny fragments alone too, as long as it does not affect the function of the finger. ...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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I have a chipped a bone in my finger. Will I need surgery?

I have a chipped a bone in my finger. Will I need surgery?

Maybe: Some finger fractures do require surgery. I would consult a orthopaedic surgeon as soon as can be arranged. ...Read more

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I broke my finger 13 yrs ago. X-rayed and had PT. Knuckle had a tiny piece of bone chipped off. Finger feels jammed and can't bend as far as others.

 I broke my finger 13 yrs ago.  X-rayed and had PT. Knuckle had a tiny piece of bone chipped off. Finger feels jammed and can't bend as far as others.

Be seen: Certainly if you had an injury 13 years ago and have had trouble with it since, it would seem unlikely it is going to get any better by simply giving it more time. So, if it is causing you enough trouble to warrant it, I would not hesitate to be seen to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to chip a bone in your finger?

Is it possible for you to chip a bone in your finger?

Yes: A chip fracture is common after some sort of injury. Often this is called an avulsion fracture as its usually a ligament pulling off a small piece of bone. Get an xray to make sure, you may need treatment. ...Read more

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If I break a bone in one finger, will it affect other fingers too?

If I break a bone in one finger, will it affect other fingers too?

Yes: If the finger break is not well aligned, it will certainly affect the other fingers. When finger fractures are poorly set, the finger can actually overlap with the adjacent fingers and compromise overall hand function. ...Read more

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Abnormality in growth of second last finger of bone...how it could be solved?

Abnormality in growth of second last finger of bone...how it could be solved?

Growth differences: can be congenital or aquired. Advice on resolution, if possible or if needed depends much upon the cause and the symptoms. Small differences in length or angulation of a single finger typcially are not impairing, however ruling out a cause and finding out why something is the way it is makes good sense. Usually an exam followed by an xray if indicated is the first step in finding out. ...Read more