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What is the definition or description of: Absent thumb?

What is the definition or description of: Absent thumb?

Absent thumb: hypoplastic or absent thumb can be a finding in a number of syndromes. See: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/absent_thumb ...Read more

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Absent Thumb (Definition)

hypoplastic or absent thumb can be a finding in a number ...Read more


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Pain is felt under the base of my thumb, went to doctor, was given meloxicam and a shot on butt, no relief, is there a home remedy for this?

Pain is felt under the base of my thumb, went to doctor, was given meloxicam and a shot on butt, no relief, is there a home remedy for this?

Relax the grab: You might have done better to get that shot in your thumb vs butt. Typically if it has not improved, you may be aggravating this joint by grabbing the steering wheel too tightly, or something like that. Topical Rx that have anti inflammatory properties like voltaren (diclofenac) or pennsaid rubbed into the area several times a day will help. ...Read more

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I have a small cut on my thumb that has become slightly swollen & sore. Do I have to see a doctor or can I do a home remedy?

I have a small cut on my thumb that has become slightly swollen & sore. Do I have to see a doctor or can I do a home remedy?

Try elevating: You can apply some bactericidal ointment and keep it elevated above your heart. Apply a loose bandaid to protect it from incidental bumping. If it starts to spread further, go to doctor urgently. Mark the edge with a line so you know if its spreading. ...Read more

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Finger skin habbit I have been scraping my thumb skin for the past 10 years. I do unintentionally when I am depressed. My thumb looks really bad and I have to hide it in public. Any home remedy like vaseline that would work.

Finger skin habbit I have been scraping my thumb skin for the past 10 years. I do unintentionally when I am depressed. My thumb looks really bad and I have to hide it in public. Any home remedy like vaseline that would work.

Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, the scraping has possibly caused habit tic deformity. This is difficult to treat and improve. I would recommend you research who is a good dermatologist comfortable with treating nails in your area. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatment options for triphalangeal thumbs?

Are there any new treatment options for triphalangeal thumbs?

Recent publication: I'm not a hand surgeon but i see you've been waiting for awhile so i did a pubmed search and found a journal article from 2013 describing an alternative treatment: triphalangeal thumb with polydactyly: an alternative surgical method. Ozturk mb et al., . J hand microsurg. 2013 jun;5(1):20-3.I recommend you discuss this with your hand surgeon to see what your options are--not much published recently. ...Read more

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Golfer friend jammed thumb while playing golf, best treatment?

Golfer friend jammed thumb while playing golf, best treatment?

Thumb: This really depends on what the thumb looks like, if the skin is intact, was there contamination etc.. If there is marked swellig then please see someone. There are terminal arteries in the fingers and pressure on them can shut off blood supply resulting in possible gangrene.. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for arthritis of the joint at the base of the thumb?

What's the best treatment for arthritis of the joint at the base of the thumb?

Short Popp ensplint: Antiinflatory medication such as Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen will help along with a splint or brace. Look for a "cool comfort neoprene support" . Cortisone injection can help a bad flare but does not influence the long term outcome. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for avulsion fracture of the thumb?

What is the treatment for avulsion fracture of the thumb?

It depends: It really matters where the frature is, how large it is and whether or not it involves the articular margin. It can be treated by a splint, cast or even surgery. The specifics would come from a hand surgeon who could tell you the correct treatment. Go see a specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for trigger thumb?

What is the best treatment for trigger thumb?

Corticosteroid shot: As a first line, the best treatment is a corticosteroid injection. The long-term success rate for a single injection is 50-60%. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs?

What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs?

No single answer: There are many treatments for these two areas. Often arthritis of the thumb can be treated with topical ice and simple pain medications like acetaminophen or Advil (ibuprofen) Similar approaches with the back but often need higher doses Physical therapy for back is also very helpful You are somewhat young for typical osteoarthritis so there may be other things going on See a rheumatologist for surecdiagnosis ...Read more

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The skin near my thumb nail is always cut and doesn't heal, is there any treatment for that?

The skin near my thumb nail is always cut and doesn't heal, is there any treatment for that?

Dry skin cracks: If your skin is dry, thickened, flaky, calloused and/or cracked then gently cleanse your skin before bed. Apply vaseline in a thick layer to your hands. Cover your hands with clean socks to avoid spreading vaseline. Your skin should be better after a week of this intense moisture treatment. If not, you might have a skin infection. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for thumb injury?

What is the treatment for thumb injury?

Thumb pain: Assess the thumb for range of motion, localization of tenderness, stability, and deformity. An x ray is usually in order to rule out a fracture. If fracture present a hand specialist is needed to evaluate for splinting vs. Possible surgery. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for trigger thumb?

Trigger thumb: Initial management is nsaid's. Many times a cortisone injection into the tendon pulley can be curative. If neither of these treatments resolve the condition, surgery is curative. A small incision at the base of the thumb is made, and the pulley overlying the tendon is released. Stitches out in 2 weeks, and return to activities shortly thereafter. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a trigger thumb?

What is the treatment for a trigger thumb?

Cortisone injection: Best method with greatest chance of resolution short of surgery. ...Read more

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Had a thumb injury about 3 years ago, what can I do for treatment?

Had a thumb injury about 3 years ago, what can I do for treatment?

Need more specifics: You neglect to mention whether it was a sprain, a fracture or whatever? If it was a fracture it typically heals in 4-6 weeks if it was a severe sprain usually involving the ulna collateral ligament, it can lead to some chronic instability which may be your problem hard to say more specifics without knowing your precise injury 3 years ago. ...Read more

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How long can a cut extender tendon on the back of the thumb go with out treatment. ?

How long can a cut extender tendon on the back of the thumb go with out treatment. ?

How severe: If you truly cut your extensor tendon, and in affects your ability to extend your thumb, then it comes down to whether or not you want to ever regain use of that ability. Deep /gapping lacerations should almost always be sutured, ideally within 12-24hrs. Tendon lacerations most certainly need to be sutured, and if more severe - surgically repaired asap. Get seen asap! ...Read more

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What would the best treatment be for a suspected sprained thumb?

What would the best treatment be for a suspected sprained thumb?

Be seen: If you had sufficient mechanism of injury and pain and swelling in the thumb, you may want to be seen just to make sure you have not broken anything. That being said, rest, ice, compression and elevation (rice) is the standard recommendation for acute soft tissue injuries. ...Read more

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I have a corn on my thumb and it seems that I am getting two more on other two fingers .... What could be the reason for that and it's treatment ?

I have a corn on my thumb and it seems that I am getting two more on other two fingers .... What could be the reason for that and it's treatment ?

Warts: Most likely a wart caused by a virus. The growth is hard and thickened above the skin. Can spread since it is caused by a virus. A corn is a callus on the foot caused by pressure points. Should see the doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more