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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Overlapping Fingers (Overview)

Overlapping fingers is a clinical finding seen with some genetic abnormalities such as trisomy 18, in which the child has an extra copy of chromosome 18.


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What causes overlapping fingers?

What causes overlapping fingers?

Many fingers have a : Bit of deviation built into them. When u bend your fingers to make a fist together there is some rotation at the joints that keeps them form overlapping. When fingers are bent one by one or if finger is late to bend from being stiff it overlaps a bit and can be normal if however there is a fracture that rotatates the bone then that is a different scenario, that needs to be fixed, . ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
3 doctors shared insights

Overlapping Fingers (Overview)

Overlapping fingers is a clinical finding seen with some genetic abnormalities such as trisomy 18, in which the child has an extra copy of chromosome 18.


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Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?

Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?

Do you have a: History of finger fracture? If the answer is yes, that's why you can have overlapping of your fingers- we call it scissoring of the fingers. Some congenital malformations could also be responsible for that. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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What is the best way to get rid of scratches on fingers?

What is the best way to get rid of scratches on fingers?

Healing of scratches: I assume you mean scratches that have caused some degree of bleeding. You need to let these heal just like any other cut on the body. I like patients to use traumeel cream (http://traumeel.Us/) to help speed up this process. It is inexpensive and can be used often without worrying about using too much. This simple cream should be in every medicine cabinet (my opinion). ...Read more

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What causes overlapping fingers?

Many fingers have a : Bit of deviation built into them. When u bend your fingers to make a fist together there is some rotation at the joints that keeps them form overlapping. When fingers are bent one by one or if finger is late to bend from being stiff it overlaps a bit and can be normal if however there is a fracture that rotatates the bone then that is a different scenario, that needs to be fixed, . ...Read more

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Is it bad to have overlapping fingers?

Is it bad to have overlapping fingers?

Many fingers have a : Bit of deviation built into them. When u bend your fingers to make a fist together there is some rotation at the joints that keeps them form overlapping. When fingers are bent one by one or if finger is late to bend from being stiff it overlaps a bit and can be normal if however there is a fracture that rotatates the bone then that is a different scenario, that needs to be fixed, . ...Read more

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Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?

Do you have a: History of finger fracture? If the answer is yes, that's why you can have overlapping of your fingers- we call it scissoring of the fingers. Some congenital malformations could also be responsible for that. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix overlapping fingers?

If the finger is : Rotated due to a fracture that has healed in malposition then either correcting the fracture or doing an osteotomy ( cutting the bone) of the metacarpal can be done to straighten. But many fingers overlap if bent slowly one by one but if bent together they do not..Thisis a normal thing. Also many figners have a slight bit of deviation or tilt to the joint that is normal too. ...Read more

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Had MRI done to right hand possible tfcc tear. What would cause pinky to overlap ring finger in the same hand with pain.

Had MRI done to right hand possible tfcc tear.  What would cause pinky to overlap ring finger in the same hand with pain.

Usually a TFC: Tear does not cause finger overlapping. Tfc problems cause pain and changes in the wrist. Finger overlapping are normally seen at fractures or nerve injuries. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean if all your fingers overlap your thumb around your wrist, including your pinky?

Can you tell me what it mean if all your fingers overlap your thumb around your wrist, including your pinky?

Small boned: If your index finger and thumb overlap around the skinniest part of your wrist, it means that you have a relatively small skeletal frame. People who are large framed will see a gap between those fingers when they try to wrap them around the wrist. Medium framed will have the two ends of the fingers touching with no overlap or gap. ...Read more

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