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Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?

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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
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Dr. Todd Guyette
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: It can be...

A slight overlap of the digits, particular of the small and ring finger, can be normal.
If there is significant overlap, or a significant difference in overlap between fingers comparing the two hands, other diagnosis need to be evaluated such as old fractures, ligament tears, or joint inflammation.

In brief: It can be...

A slight overlap of the digits, particular of the small and ring finger, can be normal.
If there is significant overlap, or a significant difference in overlap between fingers comparing the two hands, other diagnosis need to be evaluated such as old fractures, ligament tears, or joint inflammation.
Dr. Todd Guyette
Dr. Todd Guyette
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