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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

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Overlapping Fingers (Definition)

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


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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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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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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

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What is the best treatment for finger pulp infection?

What is the best treatment for finger pulp infection?

If pus then drain: If it is a cellulitis - the area is red and swollen but there is no collection of pus, then antibiotics alone may work, but if there is a collection of pus - abcess, felon, or paronychia, then surgical drainage is necessary. ...Read more

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Swollen, sore index finger. What is the best treatment for this?

Swollen, sore index finger. What is the best treatment for this?

Warm Soaks: Hard to be more specific from your description. A paranychia is a common infection around the finger nail and can cause this. Usually warm soaks help, but if symptoms get worse you may need antibiotics. Get it checked out by your doctor if soaking doesn't help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fungus in the fingers its looks like a herpes virus?

What is the best treatment for fungus in the fingers its looks like a herpes virus?

See doctor: The treatments for fungal and herpes on the fingers are by prescription. See the doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Tendons,Nerves,Blood: In addition to the skin on the finger which needs to be closed, there are other vital structures in the fingers that may need prompt attention by a doctor. This includes the tendons that straighten and bend the fingers; nerves that give sensation; arteries that carry blood; and bones. If there is any difficulty moving the finger, numbnes in the tip or the tip is pale go to the er. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a jammed/sprained finger?

What's the best treatment for a jammed/sprained finger?

Sprained finger: Splinting & non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds. For short period of time. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor. ...Read more