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I Have A Chipped A Bone In My Finger
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
If I think I may have chipped a bone in my finger a couple of months ago, is there anything I can do? The knuckle is still raised and a little tender.
I chipped a bone in my finger 3 days ago. Swelling has subsided and there's a lot of bruising. I can't bend it all the way. Is that bad?
Let: Let your orthopedic hand doctor check it out. ...Read more
Depends: Like real estate, location is so important. Depends on the injury type, location, and nature of problem. I would consult a hand surgeon to help determine what the best way to help you heal. Sometimes it's okay to leave tiny fragments alone too, as long as it does not affect the function of the finger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my finger 13 yrs ago. X-rayed and had PT. Knuckle had a tiny piece of bone chipped off. Finger feels jammed and can't bend as far as others.
Be seen: Certainly if you had an injury 13 years ago and have had trouble with it since, it would seem unlikely it is going to get any better by simply giving it more time. So, if it is causing you enough trouble to warrant it, I would not hesitate to be seen to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Got a fish bone in my finger took it out but dis happened 2monts ago now da same part is swollen and it hurts should i worry can dis cause infection?
Finger Fracture: Fractures take 4-8 weeks to heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Growth differences: can be congenital or aquired. Advice on resolution, if possible or if needed depends much upon the cause and the symptoms. Small differences in length or angulation of a single finger typcially are not impairing, however ruling out a cause and finding out why something is the way it is makes good sense. Usually an exam followed by an xray if indicated is the first step in finding out. ...Read more
Finger: Phalanges are hand bones.Get a more detailed answer ›
It should be done in: a week. every day it is dislocated, damage is done to the articular cartilage, due to the blood using up the nutrients. also the tissues contract and make it difficult to reduce and some are locked in place due to being entrapped in ligaments and or tendons. it acts li a finger trap, and these need surgical reduction. ...Read more
I just can't stop cracking my finger bones, i don't even think just do it. How do I kick the bad habit?
No: Stopping this habit is totally up to you. ...Read more
I broke my fingertip bone off a month ago nd when i put the tip of my finger on a hard surface it feels weird like the piece of bone didnt reattach?
Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. Spurs can also appear on the feet, along toes, the heel, as well as on the hands. In extreme cases bone spurs have grown along a person's entire skeletal structure. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...Read more
Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...Read more
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