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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Triphalangeal Thumbs (Overview)

A triphalangeal thumb is a congenital malformation where the thumb has three joints (like a finger), rather than the normal two joints.


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How rare are triphalangeal thumbs?

How rare are triphalangeal thumbs?

Very: They are present in less than 1/100, 000 live births. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
2 doctors shared insights

Triphalangeal Thumbs (Overview)

A triphalangeal thumb is a congenital malformation where the thumb has three joints (like a finger), rather than the normal two joints.


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Are there any new treatment options for triphalangeal thumbs?

Are there any new treatment options for triphalangeal thumbs?

Recent publication: I'm not a hand surgeon but i see you've been waiting for awhile so i did a pubmed search and found a journal article from 2013 describing an alternative treatment: triphalangeal thumb with polydactyly: an alternative surgical method. Ozturk mb et al., . J hand microsurg. 2013 jun;5(1):20-3.I recommend you discuss this with your hand surgeon to see what your options are--not much published recently. ...Read more

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How rare are triphalangeal thumbs?

Very: They are present in less than 1/100, 000 live births. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatment options for triphalangeal thumbs?

Recent publication: I'm not a hand surgeon but i see you've been waiting for awhile so i did a pubmed search and found a journal article from 2013 describing an alternative treatment: triphalangeal thumb with polydactyly: an alternative surgical method. Ozturk mb et al., . J hand microsurg. 2013 jun;5(1):20-3.I recommend you discuss this with your hand surgeon to see what your options are--not much published recently. ...Read more

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Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Xray: Would begin with an xray to see if there is a fracture. Go to an urgent care center or orthopaedic specialist to be evaluate. Continue to ice and elevate. ...Read more

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Hi have pain in my right thumb?

Hi have pain in my right thumb?

Pain thumb: need to be more specific. could be injury, infection, arthritis. clinical correlation is important . Review with doctor. ...Read more

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How to stop the pain in my thumb?

Need to determine: the cause of the thumb pain to adequately treat it. In the meantime NSAID's or Acetaminophen may help to lessen pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Why are my thumbs so short and stubby?

Why are my thumbs so short and stubby?

Natural variation: There is a whole host of variations on size and shape of human body. What you consider short and stubby may be eminently suited for some tasks and vocations and would put you at a competitive advantage. Make the best use of your God given assets and talents. May He bless you with good health, happiness and prosperity! ...Read more

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What causes thumbs to swell repeatedly?

What causes thumbs to swell repeatedly?

Carpenter?: Perhaps poor aim with your hammer. Excuse the humor. Many things could be the cause; rheumatoid arthritis, compromised circulation in the area or generally, virtually anything... A visit to an md is truly your best chance to get a serious (non-humorous) and healthful answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the weird tingly feeling in thumbs?

What is the weird tingly feeling in thumbs?

Pinched nerve: Sounds like a pinched nerve, most likely from your neck. See a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon for a evaluation. ...Read more