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Fifth Finger Clinodactyly
No: It is a congenital boney deformity causing abnormal growth of the phalynx and results in angulation at the DIP joint. It is not a systemic disease and is not fatal. ...Read more
Can you tell me in humans, clinodactyly (bent little finger) is inherited would be affected with and show clinodactyly?
Clinodactyly: means cooked finger in greek, (dactylos:finger) it runs in families but is not purely genetic, may vary in generations andean be associated with genetic syndromes (illness that r uncommon but that a pediatrician would pick up on) Typically the little figer distal joint is bent in a bit but no problem results no treatment is needed. It just a minor cosmetic variance ...Read more
Index finger clinodactyly. Had surgery on left finger, looks terrible. Is there any other method or good doctor i can find?
See your doctor: He/she will be able to tell by examining you. ...Read more
Ulnar nerve: A numb little finger is usually due to compression of the ulnar nerve. The most common place to compress it is at the elbow, sometimes by sleeping one your back with the elbow bent and the "funny bone" part of the elbow pressing against the bed. Another place to compress is at the wrist--usually by bending the wrist. If you sleep with your elbow bent a lot, there are ways to prevent that. ...Read more
Simple Treatment: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
What does numbness in the left little finger mean? This started only two weeks ago. How serious is it?
I have a sharp pain in my left little finger that lasts a few seconds. I don't have any injury and am reasonably fit/active?
I cut my little finger about a month ago, and now it has a painful bump on the place I cut it which was in the crease in the middle. What could cause ?
Hand therapy: You may have a contracture in your little finger due to spasticity or immobility. Go to your doctor to have an exam and see if you can get a referral for some hand therapy to work it out. If necessary, your doctor can also refer you to a hand surgeon who in difficult cases can do a release or z plasty, sometimes injections, to help you get your pinky working normally again. Good luck. ...Read more
Ulnar nerve problem: The little finger sensation is carried by the ulnar nerve. This nerve goes behind the bone on the inside of your elbow and can be compressed there. The more you flex your elbow, the more pressure you can be putting on this nerve causing your little finger and pinky side of your ring finger to go numb. Don't lean on your elbow as much, but if it keeps up get it checked out by a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Pinky: The best way to determine if it is fractured is to see your doctor and get an x-ray. ...Read more
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