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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Finger Fracture: Fractures take 4-8 weeks to heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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