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What kind of surgery do I need for a broken right thumb?

What kind of surgery do I need for a broken right thumb?

Need more info: There are a lot of bones in the hand and wrist, and exactly what needs to be done depends on the exact injury, even within the same bone. The repair can be anything from one pin placed internal, to a plate with 2 or more screws also placed internally, to 2 pins placed through the skin held externally. Some fractures heal well without surgery. It all depends on the specific injury, and the surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery do I need or what can I do for bone spurs in my feet?

What kind of surgery do I need or what can I do for bone spurs in my feet?

Bone spurs: That is quite a wide topic. Bone spurs range from small , but painful, spurs on toes that can be addressed via minimal incision surgery, to larger spurs like heel spurs and haglund's deformities that are more conventional in nature. Circulatory status determines surgery or conservative care. Seek the help of a podiatrist to guide you with what needs to be done. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What kind of finger splints do you get for broken pinkys?

What kind of finger splints do you get for broken pinkys?

Depends...: On the severity of the fracture and where the fracture is located. Sometimes "buddy taping" is enough to protect the fracture. In other instances, 30 degrees of flexion and alumifoam are enough. Ulnar gutter casts may be required in more severe cases. ...Read more

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I have a metacarpal fracture. What kind of therapy will be good?

I have a metacarpal fracture. What kind of therapy will be good?

Hand evaluation: Metacarpal fractures are best treated by a surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgeon. A hand therapy program can be prescribed by your treating physician to minimize stiffness and shorten recovery time. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I pick for a joint surgery?

What type of doctor do I pick for a joint surgery?

Joint surgery: You will need to pick an orthopedic surgeon. This is a common procedure for most orthopedists. There are some surgeons who specialize in joint replacements and have extra training in the procedures. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do you see for bump on a joint of pinky finger?

What kind of doctor do you see for bump on a joint of pinky finger?

Hand surgeon: Lumps and bumps of the hand and wrist are best evaluated by a fellowship trained hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I go to for hand numbness?

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What kind of doctor do I go to for hand numbness?

Hand Doc: A board certified hand surgeon is best qualified to treat you non-surgically and surgically, if necessary. ...Read more

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I have fracture on the base of proximal phlanax of my great toe 1mmx2mm , how long does it take to heal and do I have to see a orthopedic surgeon ?

I have fracture on the base of proximal phlanax of my great toe 1mmx2mm , how long does it take to heal and do I have to see a orthopedic surgeon ?

6 weeks: Most fractures of any bone will heal in about 6 weeks. As to whether you need to see an orthopedist, you probably do not. You should tape the broken toe to an adjacent toe ("buddy taping") to splint it, and take tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil for pain. If this is not working you should see an orthopedist, as you may not be healing and can cause a false joint to form. ...Read more

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Do i need a cast for a fractured wrist if so what kind?

Do i need a cast for a fractured wrist if so what kind?

Depends: The type of cast depends on which bone or bones are fractures. An x-ray will best evaluate the fracture and your doctor will determine what type of cast is needed. ...Read more

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What kind of a specialist do I see for a shoulder injury?

What kind of a specialist do I see for a shoulder injury?

Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons are the physician of choice for shoulder injuries. Their specialized surgical training allows them a unique ability to care for diseases and injuries not only of the shoulder but also all the bones of the body. ...Read more

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I have major pain in my upper arm Is this a torn ligament and what type of Dr do i need to see. I jokingly say "I can't be cuffed" thats how bad it is?

I have major pain in my upper arm Is this a torn ligament and what type of Dr do i need to see. I jokingly say "I can't be cuffed" thats how bad it is?

Hmmm: upper arm pain could be a number of things including radiation from the neck, impingement, a cuff injury, biceps tendinopathy, muscle strain, etc,. Best doctor is a specialist in musculoskeletal medicine which is most likely an orthopaedic surgeon, a primary care sports doc ...Read more

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What kind of exercices I have to do with my ankle sprain in a second degree?

What kind of exercices I have to do with my ankle sprain in a second degree?

Start with Motion: Gentle range of motion exercises first. Try moving the ankle in every direction it can go. Pretend the big toe is a marker and draw the alphabet in the air. When you have full pain free range of motion you advance to strengthing and balance exercises using resistance bands and balance board. Talk to your doc to plan out a specific rehab schedule for you. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to wear a cast for a tiny fracture in my elbow?

For what length of time do I have to wear a cast for a tiny fracture in my elbow?

What bone is it?: Some fractures around the elbow, like an impacted radial head fracture, may only need to be splinted for a week or two. A fracture into the joint as with the capitellum or olecanon might need casting or surgery then casting for several weeks. ...Read more

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I have a hairline fracture in the side of my hand. Will I need to get a cast or a surgery?

I have a hairline fracture in the side of my hand. Will I need to get a cast or a surgery?

A cast will be fine : If you have a "hairline, " or nondisplaced fracture in your hand, then in most circumstances a cast or brace will allow the fracture to heal properly. ...Read more

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