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Doctors, do you think I can die because of clinodactyly the curved fifth finger?

Doctors, do you think I can die because of clinodactyly the curved fifth finger?

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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Clinodactyly (Definition)

Fifth finger clinodactyly is a clinical finding in which the fifth finger (or little finger) is curved toward the fourth finger (or ring finger). This can occur normally or ...Read more


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Is it possible for you to die because of clinodactyly the curved fifth finger?

Is it possible for you to die because of clinodactyly the curved fifth finger?

No, not directly...: Because this is a relatively common congenital problem and is usually only a cosmetic problem. It can be associated with other syndromes, however, which may include more serious features than clinodactyly. ...Read more

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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

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Index finger clinodactyly. Had surgery on left finger, looks terrible. Is there any other method or good doctor i can find?

Index finger clinodactyly.  Had surgery on left finger, looks terrible.  Is there any other method or good doctor i can find?

Clinodactyly: Has different methods of treatment and you should easily find another hand surgeon who can advise you and help you with your recovery from your first operation. Google 'hand surgeons' in your community and you should find suitable alternatives. ...Read more

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How can I treat little finger swelling and pain?

How can I treat little finger swelling and pain?

Depends: What is the cause? Irresponsible of me to offer a diagnosis - might i suggest seeing your family physician? ...Read more

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My little finger always goes numb. What could be the cause?

My little finger always goes numb. What could be the cause?

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

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What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

Ulnar: Description suggests a localized problem from the ulnar nerve, perhaps at wrist or elbow (more likely). An EMG test might well localize and diagnose. See your doctor and get started. ...Read more

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My little finger has been numb for 8 weeks, is this a serious concern?

My little finger has been numb for 8 weeks, is this a serious concern?

Cubital tunnel: It could be cubital tunnel syndrome - a pinched nerve at the elbow. A hand surgeon can make the definitive diagnosis and treat. In the meantime avoid leaning on your elbow and avoid the bent position of the elbow for long periods. ...Read more

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What can I get to use on my little finger that locks each time i make a fist?

What can I get to use on my little finger that locks each time i make a fist?

Warmth: Something warm may help, like icy-hot or mentholatum or a warm compress. Might want to try physical therapy, they might be able to give you a hint on some exercises. ...Read more