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Dislocated thumb - lingering pain/weakness. Will arthritis set in?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Bad news

When you have dislocated thumb that not good , you should check out and treated.
Thank you.

In brief: Bad news

When you have dislocated thumb that not good , you should check out and treated.
Thank you.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Could

If the thumb is unstable and you have more play (movement) in the thumb joints then arthritis can set in.
Dislocation causes the thumb to be unstable and other problems apart from arthritis can occur. The dislocation interfers with the mechanical advantage of the thumb and relates to lingering pain and weakness. This is due to soft tissue problems:tendonitis, bursitis apart from arthritis.

In brief: Could

If the thumb is unstable and you have more play (movement) in the thumb joints then arthritis can set in.
Dislocation causes the thumb to be unstable and other problems apart from arthritis can occur. The dislocation interfers with the mechanical advantage of the thumb and relates to lingering pain and weakness. This is due to soft tissue problems:tendonitis, bursitis apart from arthritis.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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