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Dr. Syngil Yang
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Hand Deformities (Overview)

Hand deformities are clinical findings in which a person has hands that are of an abnormal shape. Deformities can be present at birth or occur later.


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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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Dr. Syngil Yang
27 doctors shared insights

Hand Deformities (Overview)

Hand deformities are clinical findings in which a person has hands that are of an abnormal shape. Deformities can be present at birth or occur later.


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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