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Lupus. Does it cause arthritis-like finger deformities over time?

Lupus. Does it cause arthritis-like finger deformities over time?

Not really.: Lupus can cause joint pain. If you have lupus, you more likely have another arthritis problem more common than sle ...Read more

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How do I get rid of finger nail. Fungus ?

How do I get rid of finger nail. Fungus ?

Med from doctor: Now thankfully the medications needed to treat fungus of the nails is generic and not so expensive. Nothing else works nearly as reliably. It can rarely cause liver problems to take these medications, but most people can take it safely. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: finger deformity?

What is the definition or description of: finger deformity?

Variation of normal: Deformities are usually variations from normal. Deformities can be acquired such as from trauma or disease, or congenital. Many variations of congenital hand deformities can occur, but are not very common. Deformities from trauma or disease like arthritis are more common. Fractures that heal at an angle can cause deformity. Joint erosions from arthritis can also cause deformities. ...Read more

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Rare finger deformity. Is there a surgical fix?

Possibly: Go see a hand surgeon for appropriate evaluation and he can tell you if there is a solution or not. ...Read more

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How long does finger deformity associated with broken bone last?

Could be permanent: Unless properly splinted, casted, or taped by an expert, there could be permanent deformity. Even if "perfectly" aligned, there can be callous formation causing swelling on the bony fracture heal line. If there is angulation or visible deformity at present, see a plastic surgical or orthopedic specialist in hand surgery and get the correct x-ray diagnosis of problem or not! good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a surgical solution for finger deformity due to arthritis? I am in my mid-50s.

Yes: There are great options available for finger arthritis including either a fusion or an actual joint replacement. These can both straighten the finger and reduce the pain associated with arthritis. A hand surgeon can evaluate and discuss these options further. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ease the pain in a toddler's finger injury?

What is the best way to ease the pain in a toddler's finger injury?

Buddy tape/ice&meds: You should take your toddler to see a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, for x-rays, evaluation and treatment. For now, you can tape the injured finger to an adjacent one and try otc children's tylenol/motrin. Ice is also helpful, but can be difficult to use on a toddler. ...Read more

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How long after a finger injury should I wait before buddy taping them?

How long after a finger injury should I wait before buddy taping them?

X-ray first...: With any finger injury you should have an x-ray to make sure that you don't miss a fracture, that may heal incorrectly. Once an x-ray is completed you will know if you need to individually splint the finger with something rigid, or if buddy taping is acceptable. Even with some fractures buddy taping is a good option, but this doesn't work for optimal healing of every finger injury. ...Read more

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Finger injury stiff and can't bend?

Finger injury stiff and can't bend?

See doc.: If you can't bend it you should see a doc to prevent lifelong loss of function. A fracture through the joint can heal improperly and cause permanent loss of ability to use the finger normally. ...Read more