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I was silly and hit a wall with my right hand with the outer side I think I have hurt the pisiform bone? It is slighty swollen but there is no bruise

I was silly and hit a wall with my right hand with the outer side I think I have hurt the pisiform bone? It is slighty swollen but there is no bruise

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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Is it possible to dislocate the pisiform bone?

Is it possible to dislocate the pisiform bone?

Possible but rare: The pisiform bone is one of the eight carpal (wrist) bones. It is a small pea-shaped sesamoid bone located where the ulna (one of the lower arm bones) joins the wrist (on the pinky side). Dislocation of the pisiform is possible, but rare. Fracture of the pisiform is also uncommon. ...Read more

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How is a fractured pisiform bone in wrist treated?

How is a fractured pisiform bone in wrist treated?

Usually by cast: For few weeks, then splint if you have no more problems.
Good result usually. ...Read more

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What I think is my pisiform bone has moved to the centre of the back of my left hand and is sticking up : (Any idea what this is and what should I do?

What I think is my pisiform bone has moved to the centre of the back of my left hand and is sticking up : (Any idea what this is and what should I do?

Bony lumps: If you are seeing a bony lump in the back of your hand, you may want to have it looked at by an orthopedic surgeon or a hand surgeon. If there is no pain and it is not bothering you, then it may not require any treatment. An Xray of your wrist and hand would likely show the cause of the lump. ...Read more

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What can I do for wrist pain, mainly pisiform bone? Pain even when I move wrist a certain way. Pinky has felt numb in the past. Brace hasn't helped.

What can I do for wrist pain, mainly pisiform bone? Pain even when I move wrist a certain way. Pinky has felt numb in the past. Brace hasn't helped.

Tendinitis is common: Cause of these symptoms with this history. In general sudden onset of pain swelling, responds to rest, , ice applied for about 15 minute s on and off, compression gentle wrap, or use a soft splint not too tight, ad gentle elevation. If one can take these then tylenol (acetaminophen) or other OTC Nsaids can work well. X-rays are used to rule out other issues such as calcium deposit or fracture ...Read more

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How many Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 40mg injections will get rid of my chronic inflammation of the pisiform bone and the flexor carpi ulnaris? Had 2, no improvement.

How many Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 40mg injections will get rid of my chronic inflammation of the pisiform bone and the flexor carpi ulnaris? Had 2, no improvement.

Not a good option-: -though steroid injections help, they are also great destroyers of soft tissue as tendons, articular cartilage, , so you should not keep getting them. You are young & the damages can B life long. The tendon may rupture, and the pisoform may loose blood supply. The drugs are great but their use need be judicious. ...Read more

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Which autoimmune disease or other process causes big toes to suddenly deviate into other toes, creating painful bunions, and the pisiform bones in wrists to enlarge at the same time?

Which autoimmune disease or other process causes big toes to suddenly deviate into other toes, creating painful bunions, and the pisiform bones in wrists to enlarge at the same time?

Destructive joints: There are inflammatory arthritites that can cause deviation and destruction of small joints: rhuematoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, etc. See your doctor for a referral to a rheumatologist if you are concerned. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Mri shows bone marrow edema of pisiform, trigger thumb, mcp capsulitis and mild distension of first cmc joint capsule. What does it all mean?

Mri shows bone marrow edema of pisiform, trigger thumb, mcp capsulitis and mild distension of first cmc joint capsule. What does it all mean?

Basal thumb joint OA: The base of the thumb is a very common spot for osteoarthritis. This diagnosis can usually be made without imaging studies, so if your doctor ordered an MRI scan, I suspect the doctor had some special concern or diagnosis in mind. ...Read more

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What causes the coccyx bone to become swollen and painful?

What causes the coccyx bone to become swollen and painful?

Injury: The majority of patients I see with coccydynia, have developed it after an injury. A hard fall on the butt is usually what happened. ...Read more

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Severe pains on my left spatula bone and significantly swollen at the tip, but the pain is subsiding. What could be the problem?

Severe pains on my left spatula bone and significantly swollen at the tip, but the pain is subsiding. What could be the problem?

Scapula?: If you meant the scapula, there are attachments of the scapula ("shoulder bone") to ones muscles; these points of attachment are fibrous tissue which can become inflamed. Initial use of ice might help, however, the sooner one sees an orthopedic doctor the quicker one knows the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen "node" on mastoid bone. Small (.5 CM or less), stable, firm/rubbery feeling, fixed in place, painless. It has been there 8 months. Worrisome?

Swollen "node" on mastoid bone. Small (.5 CM or less), stable, firm/rubbery feeling, fixed in place, painless. It has been there 8 months. Worrisome?

No: A small rubbery node on the mastoid that has not grown in 8 months is no cause for concern. It is probably due to some benign issue with your scalp. It may be as simple as dandruff. ...Read more

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Can a bone be bruised and swollen?

Can a bone be bruised and swollen?

Yes: There is a thin layer over the bone called periosteum, that has the blood vessels and other supportive tissues. This can easily be damaged, bruised, and swell. ...Read more

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Left collar bone node swollen for a long time now. What should I do?

Eval: If you have persistent enlarged subclavicular lymph node - recommend medical assessment. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymphnode on the right side of my collar bone what could this be?

See your doctor: A swollen lymph node in this area could be caused by multiple different things. A complete and detailed history as well as physical examination to look for other associated signs or lymph nodes is important to narrow the diagnosis and guide further testing. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My wife has accessory navicular bone sprained 2 days still moderately swollen on crutches can she fly for 12 hours in 5 days from now?

My wife has accessory navicular bone sprained 2 days still moderately swollen on crutches can she fly for 12 hours in 5 days from now?

Should be ok: As long as she gets up and moves about the cabin and stretches. Unless she has any issues with aspirin, a baby Aspirin prior to flying should prevent blood clots from sitting for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more