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Chipped Bone In 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
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
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
I chipped a bone in my finger 3 days ago. Swelling has subsided and there's a lot of bruising. I can't bend it all the way. Is that bad?
Let: Let your orthopedic hand doctor check it out. ...Read more
If I think I may have chipped a bone in my finger a couple of months ago, is there anything I can do? The knuckle is still raised and a little tender.
Xray: You can get an X-ray of your hand to see if there is an "avulsion fracture", a chip of bone that has separated. ...Read more
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
Finger Fracture: Fractures take 4-8 weeks to heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Finger: Phalanges are hand bones.Get a more detailed answer ›
It should be done in: A week. Every day it is dislocated, damage is done to the articular cartilage, due to the blood using up the nutrients. Also the tissues contract and make it difficult to reduce and some are locked in place due to being entrapped in ligaments and or tendons. It acts li a finger trap, and these need surgical reduction. ...Read more
I just can't stop cracking my finger bones, I don't even think just do it. How do I kick the bad habit?
No: Stopping this habit is totally up to you. ...Read more
What causes bone deformation? I look at my pinkies & they both have like a protruding bone sticking out the sides? Other fingers look similar kinda.
Ans: Well several possibilities. Trauma of course. Do you have any underlying illnesses? You are best to see your doctor for a good history and physical. ...Read more
I broke my fingertip bone off a month ago nd when I put the tip of my finger on a hard surface it feels weird like the piece of bone didn't reattach?
See your doctor: Get an xray of your hand to see whether you have a fracture and resultant bone chip. ...Read more
Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. Spurs can also appear on the feet, along toes, the heel, as well as on the hands. In extreme cases bone spurs have grown along a person's entire skeletal structure. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...Read more
Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...Read more
Yes: Infections such as osteomyelitis will erode the bone. ...Read more
I got pricked by a fish bone on my finger now it's really painful though it's a small wound, what should I do?
I split my middle finger in half (through the top, broke the bone) a month ago with a hedger. How long until the cut is sealed normally?
About 2 weeks ago: Sounds like your wound is not healing optimally (? at all?). It needs examined, most likely by a Hand Surgeon for any intervention to facilitate healing and reduce risk of infection to/of the finger and bone. ...Read more
I had pain in my tailbone for 3 months. At the very tip of my tailbone, I'm able to move a small "bone like thing" with my fingers. What's wrong?
Coccygodynia: Means pain in the coccyx bone, could be a result of sudden or chronic trauma leading to fracture of this small bone or ligament pain. See a pain doctor for treatment options. These hurt for a long time if untreated. ...Read more
Strong pain between my pinky and ring finger. Pinky finger was bumped about 2 months ago. I have been taping it and its not the bone that is affected?
You need xray: 2 months is a long time for pain. Get an xray please ...Read more
May be a ganglion: See your doctor it may be a ganglion, simple removal will cure. ...Read more
Trapezoid bone: The trapezoid bone is one of the 8 carpal bones of the hand. ...Read more