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Teen with finger/finger joint swelling but no trauma happened. What could it be, and what treatment?

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Dr. Thomas Kennedy
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It depends.

There many different causes of atraumatic finger swelling.
The amount of swelling and duration would help narrow the possibilities. If swelling is significant and doesn't resolve in a reasonable period of time then it becomes very important to seek further medical evaluation. An examination followed by appropriate diagnostic studies (xray, mri, blood work) would be important.

In brief: It depends.

There many different causes of atraumatic finger swelling.
The amount of swelling and duration would help narrow the possibilities. If swelling is significant and doesn't resolve in a reasonable period of time then it becomes very important to seek further medical evaluation. An examination followed by appropriate diagnostic studies (xray, mri, blood work) would be important.
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