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Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more

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Cut the finger tip pad off my finger, can it heal properly without stitches?

Cut the finger tip pad off my finger, can it heal properly without stitches?

Not liely: If totally severed it may be saved if quickly reattached. If partial, hold the tip to the pad with direct light pressure and go to er if totally severed and hours passed, it will scar over time or need to, be approximated sorry. ...Read more

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I spiral fx'd my ring finger and just had two kwires removed. When closing hand to a fist, ring finger rotates under middle finger. Is this right?

I spiral fx'd my ring finger and just had two kwires removed. When closing hand to a fist, ring finger rotates under middle finger. Is this right?

Doesn't sound right: Sounds like your finger fracture has healed with abnormal rotation. This is a known but often unacceptable complication of the treatment of these fractures. If thus condition is negatively affecting your life, my advice would be for you to find the most qualified hand surgeon in your area and have a consultation. ...Read more

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Torn piece of nail off finger scared will grow clean it band aid blooding stop?

Torn piece of nail off finger  scared will grow  clean  it   band aid  blooding  stop?

Nail injury: Keep it clean , protect it with band aid . Keep the portion of the nail bed which is missing the nail clean , protected . Most nail injuries heal slowly and well as long as the nail bed has not been disrupted , Typically tearing of nails without a crush component heal with return of a normal nail ! ...Read more

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6mos postop tfcc repair-when i try to flatten palm-pinky curls up, index finger straight but higher than other fingers & palm looks curled & achy. Pt?

6mos postop tfcc repair-when i try to flatten palm-pinky curls up, index finger straight but higher than other fingers & palm looks curled & achy. Pt?

Therapy: What you describe sounds like tight tendons. It's unlikely that its a serious problem, but you need targeted therapy to get full function back. You should have your surgeon evaluate you so that he can give the right instructions to the therapist you see. ...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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Pls suggest hand exercises for thumb/wrist stifness after plaster /K wires removal .Wires inserted through closed reduction 4 Benet frc

Pls suggest hand exercises for thumb/wrist stifness after plaster /K wires removal .Wires  inserted through closed reduction 4 Benet frc

See details: You need to speak with the surgeon about what he recommends for you. It is impossible to suggest specifics without being able to examine the hand. ...Read more

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I cut my index finger open at work on some steel. Just below the tip going across. Had 4 stitches. 2nd july. Finger all numb still from tip to base.

Takes time: I'm not sure why, if your only injury was at the tip of the finger you would be numb at the base of the finger. The tip of the finger is so sensitive that you may just be interpreting loss of sensation at the tip as including the entire finger. Also swelling will cause numbness. The good news is that almost all nerve injuries in a finger regenerate but it can take a year or more. ...Read more

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How successful is an a-1 pulley release for trigger finger.My surgery is this month my middle & ring finger rt hand.

How successful  is an a-1 pulley release  for  trigger finger.My surgery is this month  my middle & ring finger rt hand.

Very successful in : That once the pulley is released the source fo the problem is typically gone. Of course there are factors that influence "success" such as return to motion, decreased scar sensitivity and avoiding complications. Issues such as arthritis, contracture, tenosynvitis and more severe preop status may need longer recovery but the surgery generally eliminates the source of the locking if that is indeed i. ...Read more

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Extreme hand pain in palm & index finger knuckle. Mri 6 mos ago read 5 mm volar subluxation of proximal phalanx. Is that anything of concern?

Subluxation of a : Proximal phalanx at the mcl joint may be associated with an inflammatory arthritis or an injury to that joint. Typically the index an middle fingers are affected first in inflamm arthritic findings in the hand vs the little and ring. Mri is sometmes is innacurate or over read as well. A rheumatologist or hand surgeon may add insight. ...Read more

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Bruised my little toe, sprained my left wrist & ripped my toe nail off, any tips for healing process?

Bruised my little toe, sprained my left wrist & ripped my toe nail off, any tips for healing process?

Protect the nailbed: Put a bandage over the toe to keep it protected. I could be months before the toenail grows back. ...Read more

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Stabbed finger w/ knife on 12/25 at top of proximal phalanx just below pip joint. Cut healed fine but now have limited motion and hurts some??

Stabbed finger w/ knife on 12/25 at top of proximal phalanx just below pip joint. Cut healed fine but now have limited motion and hurts some??

Seek Orthopedic Eval: Sometimes minor puncture injuries around a finger can penetrate into the joint. This is especially true on the "top" (dorsal) finger. This can deliver bacteria into the joint. Once in the joint, an infection results which can result in pain, swelling, redness, stiffness that worsens over time. Recommend immediate evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon to make sure the joint is not infected. ...Read more

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Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen Knuckle: You may have osteoarthritis or gout. Please see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Splinter (wood) under the fingernail that is stuck under full length of nail. Tried to soak it; wood expands. Can't reach w/ tweezers, advice?

Splinter (wood) under the fingernail that is stuck under full length of nail. Tried to soak it; wood expands. Can't reach w/ tweezers, advice?

2 possibilities: 1 wait and see what happens as it will come out as the nail grows, there a risk of infection and if it bothering you. 2. Go to your doctor for removal. ...Read more