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I Have A Chipped A Bone In My Finger Will I Need Surgery
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
Hi. i've clubbed fingers and toes approximately since birth.my fingers as well as their bones are swelled. is surgery possible to shape em better?
Toes corrected: The curled toes can likely be corrected. See a podiatrist for xrays and evaluation ...Read more
I have finger swelling 2 months after surgery for broken 4th metacarpal bone. (plate and pins were inserted) Is this normal . My fingers are moving ok?
Normal: Some swelling of finger could be there after the surgery it will go down of its own , the healing process takes some time . As you can move you finger completely well without any pain ,that means your fractured finger is healing well .Talk to your doctor to make it sure that there is no other problem ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was my surgery on my finger necessary? In september 2010 i smashed m finger and i went to st. Joseph hospital because the cut in my finger was about two inches long and showed what appears to be bone. The hospital doctor reviewed my finger and a upon a s
It : It is very difficult in an open from such as this to answer your specific question. So i can not do that. What i can tell you is that a laceration on a finger that crosses the creases or folds at a certain setoff angles will initially not sam to affect the finger but with regular healing lead to a contracture ( or tightening) of the scar and creases. The case of a laceration and missing skin that is closed tightly , this may occur too. One way to prevent this tightening is to "break up" the scar with additional inciosns at special angles to the laceration or scar and or add skin of skin graft. Even in this situation with a well applied and oriented skin graft and a well done surgical release of a tight scar, further tightening an contracture can occur. So it may seem that initially a finger feels loose, but later feels tighter. One has to ask, "what if the skin graft wsa nver done?" and the answer may be that if it were not done that the finger would feel even worse than it does now. If someone has a result of a procedure that they are not happy with, the best thing is to go back to that doctor or seek the advance of another and see if anyitng else can be or needs to be done rather than question the need for the first procedure. Bu hopefully by reading the previous paragraph you you understand the complexity of this situation and that while initially a finger may seem looser, it can tighten up just by the direction of the scar that forms. Finally there are other factors, general health, compliance, motion, pain, smoking, alcohol, genetics and many other factors that affect scar and scar tissue formation. Some are prone to keloids, others to dupuytrens contracture. Some have subtle arthritis in a joint adjacent to a scar while others have a concurrent joint injury ( a sprain) that leads to increased stiffness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have six month old babyboy with no thumb and radial bone what age better for him to do policization surgery to move his mother finger to be a thumb?
Policization surgery: I bet you have a hand surgeon referral to discuss when the surgery can be done. If not, ask your pediatrician for referral. Surgeons do not perform pollicization at a specific age. In fact, doctors will likely ask you to wait and see how your child uses her fingers and thumb to grasp and hold objects. This helps them decide whether pollicization is the best option for your child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How strong is a finger bone eight weeks post-fracture? Is it ready for return to contact sports? (in my case, pinned under surgery, now full movement)
Bony healing?: An x-ray would help to be reassured that healing is mature after 8 weeks especially if you are returning to combat. Full flexibility will be necessary to avoid reinjury. Depending on the type of sport such as prize fighting, football or basketball and the likelihood of a hand injury, I might demand the first two tests and still wait for a total of three months. ...Read more
Why does my right hand middle finger go numb with a bruise line on the underside? Could it be related to previous shoulder surgery (bone spur and inflammation removed)?
R arm/shoulder/neck pain ×7yrs. Hand is cold, fingers swollen. Surgeries include : wrist tendon release/bone spur, wrist for torn ligaments & radial nerve release. Zero pain relief. Where to go now?
My ankle has a chipped bone and torn ligaments, should I get MRI or surgery? I hurt it a year ago in a cheer accident and still feel pain.
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
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.
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
Bonespur knee: I'd visit your doctor and begin by getting an exam and x-ray of your knee so that you can get a specific diagnosis. That is how you can best determine if medical treatment ( medication, physical therapy, special exercises) would suffice. Surgery would only be needed if your symptoms continued to progress despite this medical program. ...Read more
I have had a cyst between my collar bones for about 2 weekes and I feel no pain or no bad effects , I sometimes forget it's there...it is medium size it has not increased or decreased in size . Is this serious will I need surgery or need for it to be drai
If it is a cyst: If it is a cyst (sebaceous cyst) it will need to be removed surgically (usually can be done in office) if it bothers you are becomes troublesome. From time to time these cysts can become infected and need drainage and/or antibiotics. You should have the lesion looked at by a surgeon, dermatologist, or other medical doctor for the correct diagnosis and course of action. www.bmednyc.com ...Read more
Will I need surgery for bone island, remodelling and irregular dense sclerosis? (Foot) causing me a great deal of pain.
I have a had a cervical spinal fusion at c5-c6 now the disc above it is protruding & there is bone spurs going to the plate will i need surgery again?
I have a ruptured tendon in my pinky finger and a torn cartilage in my wrist of the same hand will i need surgery?
Depends: Center for medicare medicaid services sets standard fee schedule( http://www.Cms.Hhs.Gov/pfslookup/) most common surgical treatment is "tendon sheath incision" ~$540. Every insurer will pay more for procedure then the standard fee. In general though, there is an increase of 1.5-3x increase of the standard fee for a procedure. So, surgeon/anesthesiologist/facilities can total around $2000. ...Read more
Fusion (Arthrodesis): The technical term for fusion is arthrodesis. It's commonly used in the spine and joints like hip, knee and ankle. When joints become arthritic and lack cartilage, it's very painful to have bone rubbing on bone as 2 independent surfaces. Fusion attempts to bridge the two surfaces by using bone graft and other biomaterials. Once the surfaces heal together, there's no motion and this reduces pain. ...Read more
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