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Ligament Tear (Definition)

Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more

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With a sprained finger or torn ligament, do I need to keep it in a splint?

With a sprained finger or torn ligament, do I need to keep it in a splint?

This may depend on : the finger involved and as to exactly what specific type of injury that was sustained. The most common type of splinting for simple injuries is buddy taping where one finger is taped to the adjacent one for stability but still allow for range of motion to avoid stiffness. See you doctor for an opinion. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Verify that it's a wart. There are many types and they look different.
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If OTC treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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I have been diagnosed with a grade 1 ligament tear ofg the index finger but it isdnt getting better?

I have been diagnosed with a grade 1 ligament tear ofg the index finger but it isdnt getting better?

Get it reevaluated: Ligament tears that don't heal could mean either immobilization or the length of treatment was not enough, that there may be an associated fracture, or there is something preventing the ligament from healing. A reevaluation and/or an MRI may help find the answer. ...Read more

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X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

Usually splint: X-rays cannot see ligaments, therefore if a finger x-ray showed a ligament injury, it was most likely due to an avulsion injury (the ligament is not torn but actually tears a small piece of bone away from its point of attachment). This is usually treated by immobilization, sometimes by surgery. It is best to consult a hand surgeon for a definitive treatment plan. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Finger warts can appear to resolve after tx, but then reoccur
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HPV virus causes warts, is contagious; Cover when present
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Most dermatologists recommend teat warts as soon as they appear
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Should i see a hand specialist? Grade 3 ligament tear finger..

Should i see a hand specialist? Grade 3 ligament tear finger..

ORS: A sprained finger can be seen by a hand specialist or treated by a board certified orthopedic surgeon as well. If it is not the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb( skier's or gamekeeper's thumb ) than most will heal uneventfully! ...Read more

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I have pain running from my wrist on the pinkie finger side till my elbow and at times my fingers also . My wrist is swollen. Is it a ligament tear?

I have pain running from my wrist on the pinkie finger side till my elbow and at times my fingers also . My wrist is swollen. Is it a ligament tear?

Can't say: You really need to have the extremity examined by a health care specialist.They should be able to tell you what the problem is. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Apply salicylic acid to wart
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Pare down the wart
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Follow-up with dermatologist if not improving
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Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more

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