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I have a chipped a bone in my finger. Will I need surgery?

I have a chipped a bone in my finger. Will I need surgery?

Maybe: Some finger fractures do require surgery. I would consult a orthopaedic surgeon as soon as can be arranged. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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


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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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

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 more

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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

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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)?

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)?

Maybe: Prexisting neurologic impairment like a pinched nerve in the neck or peripheral nerve involvement like carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. Can certainly be aggravated after shoulder surgery. The causes for this are multifactorial. Most of these symptoms are typically seen within the first month or two following surgery. ...Read more

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