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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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?

No: If you were born with overlapping fingers, there is nothing wrong with that. If you had trauma and have new overlapping fingers, that can cause difficulty with fine motor use or power grip. ...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?

Is it possible to fix overlapping fingers?

Broken fingers can: If an overlapping finger is due to an injury, this can be surgically fixed. If you were born with crooked fingers, this can not be fixed. ...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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Is there any way to ease pain from finger ulcers due to c.R.E.S.T. Sndrome?

Is there any way to ease pain from finger ulcers due to c.R.E.S.T. Sndrome?

Several: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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The tip of my finger won't move?

The tip of my finger won't move?

Mallet finger: If you have had an injury it sounds like you may have ruptured one of your tendons of your finger. See your doctor for a splint and further treatment ...Read more

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Why is my finger still so stiff?

Why is my finger still so stiff?

Don't know: I don't know why your finger is stiff. There could be an issue with tendons, ligaments, muscles, internal joint. You would need to be medically evaluated for an accurate assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I treat my burned finger?

How can I treat my burned finger?

If : Typically a second degree burn will blister, a first degree burn will be red and a third degree burn is a full thickness burn with leathery tissue. Many burns have a mixed presentation. A deep second degree burn or a third degree burn may need additional surgical debridement. All burns are prone to infection and infection can complicate or worsen the burn seek medical care. ...Read more