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Could a hairline fracture in the radius cause stiffness and make my thumb pop when moved?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: One associated

issue that arises occasionally with a fracture of the radius ( and for some reason nondisplaced fractures) is irritation of the extensor tendon that elevates the thumb tip or the EPL tendon.
Another cause of "popping" can be a separate issue in the thumb itself such as a trigger thumb with irritation from the injury or swelling due to it. These issues should be discussed and examined.

In brief: One associated

issue that arises occasionally with a fracture of the radius ( and for some reason nondisplaced fractures) is irritation of the extensor tendon that elevates the thumb tip or the EPL tendon.
Another cause of "popping" can be a separate issue in the thumb itself such as a trigger thumb with irritation from the injury or swelling due to it. These issues should be discussed and examined.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not likely

Sounds like an unrelated problem.

In brief: Not likely

Sounds like an unrelated problem.
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Dr. Joseph Harhay
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