Finger joint fracture

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Avatar m tn Hi, I have a very small fracture(confirmed by x ray) of my little finger on my right hand and am wondering about healing time. I have had it strapped to a buddy finger for about 4 weeks now. There is still a small amount of pain, but I am very aware of how much strength I am losing in my finger. I am due to start a Masters in university playing violin in 5 weeks so need to start rehabilitation of the finger as soon as possible, but don't want to further injure the finger.
Avatar n tn Hi The Boxer’s fractures are treated by immobilizing the joint using a variety of splints, a cast, or taping techniques. “Buddy-taping” involves taping the little finger to the ring finger. It typically takes four to six weeks for the fracture to heal and thereafter some more time to regain motion and strength. You should contact your doctor or go to the emergency department because you have developed signs and symptoms which might indicate infection or some other complication.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture of the PIP joint on the middle finger (less than 30%) with a lot of bruising. After 2.5 weeks of straight buddy splinting to the ring finger I was advised by my family physician to remove the splint and move the finger. It is very stiff and the joint swelling has not subsided. The joint seems to swell more with movement and turns red. The finger is straight. How long does the swelling and redness remain?
1524304 tn?1326400574 I heard a really loud crack in the joint of little finger and terrible pain. It lasted only for a while but now when I touch the joint it has some mild tenderness and when I try to bend it at certain point I can feel slight pain. There wasn't any swelling, at least not noticeably. So I'm just wondering because there was an incident with stubbing toe and now I believe I cracked it then (several years ago).
Avatar m tn I'm 57 and developed arthritis in the last few months. My right pinkie finger has swollen to the point that it looks and feels like it's broken. It's the middle joint between the hand knuckle and the nail knuckle. There's now a lump or "knob" where it feels broken. I even have to be careful drying my hands because if I forget to "guard" the joint and bend or twist the finger accidentally, it's very painful.
Avatar n tn I jammed my finger a few weeks ago and the swelling went down in all but the top joint of my finger. Is it stilled jammed or is there something esle wrong with my joint.
Avatar m tn When a patient complains of “ankle pain,” the most common differential diagnosis includes the following three common etiologies, Ligament injury, Achilles tendonitis or Ankle fracture. Where is the pain exactly if you have to point out with an index finger? When did the pain actually begin and what were you doing at the time? Do you experience any locking or catching or giving away in your ankle? Did you ever have surgery on ankle?
Avatar n tn When i woke up, it's stiffer than I think it should be and there is a ring of swelling around the joint, especially around the upper part of the joint. I'm fairly confident that the bones aren't broken. I am just worried about a joint injury. Should the swelling form a ring around the knuckle?
Avatar m tn I also buddy taped it. Now, two days later, it is still swollen and the middle joint of my index finger hurts. I can only bend it about halfway before it begins feeling stiff and hurts. I am not sure if it is just a jammed finger or a sprain or is there a fracture or dislocation?
Avatar m tn My problem is that now it looks as if there is no cartilage in the joint, the tip of my finger is offset and shorter. I am always in constant pain and the finger doesn’t bend at all now. I’m going to see a different surgeon, but I’m wondering if it is even worth it? I can feel the bone on bone cracking anytime I try to bend it and I just want the pain to end.
Avatar m tn if you don't have insurance, go see your local county health clinic, they often charge patients according to their ability to pay (sliding scale) the risk of not getting treated is lifelong pain in that joint from complications from a fracture
Avatar f tn The 2nd surgery (july 2011 at a different hospital!) was a arthrodesis of my left pinky end joint to fix the dislocation (the fracture healed on its own). Now I have a pin in my finger. The pin is only visable on an x-ray as it is internal.Will this type of pin be removed? If so when/how? Also, I have very little movement in my left pinky (about 5%) will this improve? I'm in pain quite a bit and the feel of it is awful! Can you help?
Avatar m tn I broke my pinkie finger in Nov. it was xrayed twice. 2 wks apart. The break appeared on the second xray. My dr had me buddy wrap it. The break is at the second joint right under the knuckle. It is still swollen. It is also red and very painful. If i bump it at all it is unbearable. I know I will need to go back to the dr but I would like to have some idea of what may be wrong in order to ask the right question. Can anyone here help?
3249922 tn?1347027249 I had a spiral fracture of the large bone of the pinky finger going into the joint of the hand wednesday night and I cant get a surgeon to set it until monday... Should I be concerned about the bone fusing in the five days before my surgery? What can I do??
Avatar f tn Yesterday I fell while hiking and broke my finger (right hand ring finger) Went to the ER got an x-ray that showed the break in-between the knuckle and the last joint on the finger. They gave me a referal to an ortho but he is out of town for a couple of weeks, so they said to call my Dr to get a referal for an ortho as soon as possible. The finger is severally swollen, bruising bad and I can't move it up or down.
Avatar n tn i recently decided to x-ray my that ring finger(as i had hurt my ankle as well recently)...the doctor here spotted a very small fracture in the proximal phalanx...and she told me that since it was a very old fracture she could not do anything. she has referred me to a plastic surgeon..(i am not sure whether it is covered in my insurance so i am reluctant to see him)..what can be done about such small fractures? will i be able to gain full ROM through physiotherapy only..
Avatar m tn so the doctor pulled my finger straight and painfully manipulated the fracture area, and this time he splinted my hand with a very hard POP pinky is covered with the splint until my first interphangeal joint. i wished to know, how much will the healing time of the bone be?will the first week before the displacement count in the healing time. PS.after the second manipulatin and hard splinting, i had another x ray and the neck appeared to be straight.
1165804 tn?1263018800 About 6 years ago, I had punched a wall and got myself a nifty little Boxer's Fracture. (Smart, right?) Though, it was casted for a month, I never received surgery or any sort of physical therapy for said break. The thing of it is, I am an artist and of course my dominant hand was the one to take the hit. The pain is dull yet constant, while as the joint both above and underneath constantly pop and seem to be jammed or out of place.
Avatar f tn My middle finger on my left hand hurts when I bend it. In a resting position I am experiencing a throbbing pain. Most of the pain is around the first upper most joint. This injuer occurred when my dog pulled and the leash somehow became entangled around my fingers. How do I know whether it is broken?
Avatar n tn Usually simple knuckle fractures are treated by using a splint and taping the injured finger with the adjoining finger. Surgery is required if there is alignment problem, angulation problem or displacement of the fracture ends. It is also possible that you have infection, inflammation of the knuckle joint. It can also be a soft tissue injury. An X-ray is required to decide the course of treatment. Please consult an orthopedic specialist.
Avatar n tn This x-ray needs to be reviewed and to decide whether fracture has healed. If there are signs of fracture healing and range of motion across the shoulder joint and elbow joint is normal non-painful, then you can discuss with the surgeon about removal of screws and plates. Injury to the nerve occurs in ~11% of humerus fractures and can occur at the time of initial injury, during closed reduction, or during operative repair.
Avatar f tn any amount of swelling in a small joint such as a finger joint can cause quite a bit of discomfort. It sounds like you "jammed" the joint(s). It can take a long time to resolve. Like 6-9 months. You could try soaking it in hot water to loosen things up and try to pull and put tension on the finger to loosen up the joint. Pull the finger slowly, steadily, and gently straight out. I have found this can help loosen it up and relieve some pressure in the joint.
Avatar n tn small osific density at the ventral side of the interphalangeal joint of the thumb, [which possibly could be a] small avulsion fracture fragment. [The source of fragment is unknown]." How could the radiolgist not know if it is a fracuture or not? If unable to see a fracture on the views taken, who should ask for additional view (side and or front) to find the possible source of this fragment?
Avatar n tn The area in question he mentioned with regards to the xray is the joint above the knuckle and the inside area of that joint facing the middldle finger.. The doctor put a metal type splint on my finger. I asked when should it should be removed. He said I could remove it in a few weeks or go to a walk in clinic. I still have some tingling in the finger and was wondering if that is normal? Should I see an orthopedic or would a walk in clinic with an xray facility be okay?
Business man2 If you were my patient, I would advise you that it would probably be a good idea for you to have somebody take a look at that finger to be sure there is no infection or fracture causing the swelling. At this point, the cause of the swelling probably needs to be determined before it can be reduced any further. Good luck!
Avatar n tn Either way it should be reduced (placed in proper alignment) as soon as possible. A significant portion of the joint surface is involved in the fracture, and proper treatment is necessary to reduce the chances of pain, reduced function, and future problems.
Avatar f tn It was due to catching a ball which struck the finger. I had pain throughout the finger, couldn't bend the joint closest to the finger nail. Xrays were taken at the ER and they suspected a crack on top of the joint that is located above the knuckle and also to the inside of this same joint (facing the middle finger). I did see my family doctor a week later and another xray was taken. He said yes it is cracked and wear the splint for another week.
Avatar f tn The meta carpo phalangeal joint is involved or the proximal interphalangeal joint of your finger is involved. Go for an examination near an orthopedician and also see if you have any tendon injuries as often these injuries are missed. The flexor tendons which are commonly affected; viz flexor digitorium: Flexor digitorium profundus and flexor digitorium superficialis. Take care!
Avatar n tn I am very concerned because it looks better, however, the lidocaine injection bruised and stiffened my pinky finger as well. Also, the lower joint (near the knuckle) is still swollen and I cannot bend it or the pinky (i.e. make a complete fist) all the way. There is still a little pain when accidentally struck or when I press on the ring finger. I really want to know if I should be exercising these fingers as I have been gently trying to bend them.
Avatar n tn Hi! Since the finger got bent, there must have been a fracture that joined in a wrong way. The pain must be due to pressure on the joint. It can also be due to arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout or due to repeated tendon injury due to bent finger. It would be best to consult an orthopedic specialist. Meanwhile soak hand in warm saline water, apply local analgesics and see if it helps. Take care!