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Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. You may need to get braces or splints in joints that may have significant arthritis to avoid deformities. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hand deformities?

What is the definition or description of: Hand deformities?

Hand deformity: Is simply stated a difference in appearance from what we classify as "normal" in appearance . ...Read more

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Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. You may need to get braces or splints in joints that may have significant arthritis to avoid deformities. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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How can I treat a congenital hand deformity?

How can I treat a congenital hand deformity?

It depends on: exactly what the deformity is. I would recommend that you see a hand surgeon (specialist) who can examine you and then let you know what your options are. ...Read more

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Does a hand surgery helps and heal hand deformity ? Would I have normal hand again ?!

Does a hand surgery helps and heal hand deformity ? Would I have normal hand again ?!

Likely: Cant tell from your question what the deformity is. There are many things that can be corrected with hand surgery. Fractures, trigger finger, carpel tunnel, polydactyly (extra digit), syndactyly (webbing between digits) etc can all be successfully treated with surgery to the hand and feet. If you would post additional info about the deformity I am confident you can get a answer to your problem. ...Read more

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I have RA and i got small hand deformity am taking methotrexate every saturday and folic acid every sunday.Can that help stop the development?

I have RA and i got small hand deformity am taking methotrexate  every saturday and folic acid every sunday.Can that help stop the development?

Yes, sometimes: Methotrexate is a first line therapy for RA in the us and most other therapies are combined with Methotrexate unless it cannot be used. If inflammation is continuing the addition of a biologic agent (humira, enbrel, (etanercept) simponi) may help prevent longterm damage. They have been shown to provide added benefit. ...Read more

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I have RA and my right hand has deformity, can a surgery make it better and have a normal hand ?

I have RA and my right hand  has deformity, can a surgery make it better and have a normal hand ?

See details: It really depends of the specific joints involved. However, while hand surgery may not give you a normal hand, it can give you a hand with much improved functionality. Speak with your rheumatologist and discuss this issue with him/her. ...Read more

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64 year old female with complaints pins and needles to 4th and 5th digit of right hand. Noted bone deformity to tips of these digits?

 64 year old female with complaints pins and needles to 4th and 5th digit of right hand.  Noted bone deformity to tips of these digits?

See details: Symptoms is those fingers indicate either an ulnar nerve compression at the elbow or wrist or compression of the 8th cervical nerve root in the neck. An evaluation and an EMG study will give you the answer. ...Read more

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What are common deformities due to a broken hand?

What are common deformities due to a broken hand?

Swelling, rotation: Or angualr deviation, stiffness, contacture, tightness, thickeing over a joint, are some deformities. By saying they are common deformities it doesn not mean they commonly occur but it says if there is deformity then these are some common types of that deformity. ...Read more

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If my right hand has some dformity does tjat meab my left hand will also get deformed?

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If my right hand has some dformity does tjat meab my left hand will also get deformed?

Depends . . .: I can't answer your question w/o knowing what caused the deformity in your left hand. You need to go see your doctor for a diagnosis. I suspect that you have not even done so or else you would have received some treatment options to consider in which case you would be asking which is best to prevent same thing from happening to your right hand. So please go see your doctor & find out what you have. ...Read more

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Please tell me the defects of cystic fibrosis, physical deformities like clubbed hands?

Please tell me the defects of cystic fibrosis, physical deformities like clubbed hands?

Recurrent pneumonias: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease of cftr chloride channel defect with multi-organ involvement. Pancrease (pancrelipase) and lung are particularly affected causing lung infections, asthma type symptoms, pancreatic insufficiency with malabsorption, fat solubale vitamin deficiencies and diabetes which manifest maily during teenage years. Shahzeidi, md, pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Pain in rt hand small finger for month.Pains while bending the finger.No sign of redness or deformity. No history of injury.

Pain in rt hand small finger for month.Pains while bending the finger.No sign of redness or deformity.  No history of injury.

Old injury: It is likely that this could be a consequence of an old injury that went unnoticed. Inflammation or injury to the tendons is probably the cause of ongoing pain. See a hand physiotherapist. ...Read more

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L have deformity in left hand due to leprosy some years ago.is any treatment to improve deformity?

L have deformity in left hand due to leprosy some years ago.is any treatment to improve deformity?

See a hand surgeon: This is a specialty area in which the practitioners can do remarkable things with the hand, and you should find one who has been trained appropriately and discuss the issues with them. Good luck and best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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Beside pain m.D., what specialist should treat hands with severe neuropathic & arthritic pain and deformity?

Beside pain m.D., what specialist should treat hands with severe neuropathic & arthritic pain and deformity?

One option: Dear stallion, please talk with your physician about adding in a trial of acupuncture in to your treatment regimen. Acupuncturists trained through traditional chinese medicine or western trained physicians with additional training in acupuncture (medical acupuncturist) often can help with this type of pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a surgery of madelung wrist deformity?

Can you tell me how to get a surgery of madelung wrist deformity?

Madlung's deformity: You would need to see an orthopedic hand specialist for evaluation and possible surgery. ...Read more

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My ring knuckle is smaller after bare knuckle boxing. No pain, discoloration, or deformities. A red line distal to the knuckle. What is wrong with it?

My ring knuckle is smaller after bare knuckle boxing. No pain, discoloration, or deformities. A red line distal to the knuckle. What is wrong with it?

X-ray needed: Number one I don't recommend bare knuckle fighting especially if your opponent isn't wearing sparring gear on the head. You should get an X-ray. Redness is a sign of inflammation. It can be you have an infection, especially if you have any cuts. ...Read more

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Does anybody know about madelung wrist deformity?

Does anybody know about madelung wrist deformity?

Madelung's deformity: This can be a congenital or an acquired deformity of the wrist. The congenital deformity may be complex with the distal radius being longer than the ulna with an angular deformity of the distal radius causing significant functional impairment of the upper extremity. The acquired deformity may be a madelung's plus or minus deformity with the radius being longer or shorter. ...Read more

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Which extensor muscle is assosciated with hammer thumb deformity.

Which extensor muscle is assosciated with hammer thumb deformity.

Extensor pollicis : Longus. But if your thumb is "hammering" it might actually be triggering and that has to do with the flexor tendon getting hung up in the a1 pulley at the base if your thumb on the palmar aspect of your hand. ...Read more

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