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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

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

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What are the names of the finger bones?

Finger bones: Not enough room to list here. Go to wikipedia-great pictures or just use thumb, first, second, ring and pinky.

Or you can go to Grey's anatomy online for great detail. ...Read more

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How long after can you repair a finger bone that has been dislocated?

How long after can you repair a finger bone that has been dislocated?

Depends: It depends on which joint and for how long it has been dislocated. You might need to have a fusion. ...Read more

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For how long after can you repair a finger bone that has been dislocated?

For how long after can you repair a finger bone that has been dislocated?

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

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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

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How to reset a broken finger bone?

Seek hand surgeon: For a broken finger you really want to see a hand specialist to avoid any possible injury to the bones, joints or there structures from the fracture. ...Read more

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Bone spur on a finger? I thought only heels got spurs?

Bone spur on a finger? I thought only heels got spurs?

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

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How long does it take for a broken finger bone to heal?

How long does it take for a broken finger bone to heal?

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

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I have bone like knots on the bottom of my middle finger. Is this dangerous?

Probably not: Usually knots on joints are just calcium deposits. However, if you are having increased joint pain or swelling or fevers or rashes, you should see a physician as it may indicate something more serious. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my finger bone that feels like part of my bone. It doesn't move. Is painful?

Go have it checked: It could be anything from a spur to a bone tumor... (other possibilitites too) the point is - go have it checked. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Have a lump on top of my pinky finger knuckle like bone?

Have a lump on top of my pinky finger knuckle like bone?

May be a ganglion: See your doctor it may be a ganglion, simple removal will cure. ...Read more

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Is the bone called trapezoid in your index finger or hand?

Is the bone called trapezoid in your index finger or hand?

Trapezoid bone: The trapezoid bone is one of the 8 carpal bones of the hand. ...Read more