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Bent Finger

Condition in which finger curves to one side. Usually, affect the little finger but can affect another finger also. Mainly occur due to abnormal growth of the bone of the finger.

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I have clinodactyly, and it is causing pain. Please help

Query: Hi doctor, My little fingers have been bent since birth, and I was told that I had clinodactyly. I am 22 now and have had no problem with these bent suckers until about two months ago. In the last two months, I have been getting incredible pain and tingling in both my little fingers. While driving a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Clinodactyly is an inherited condition characterized by bent fingers. Typically, any issues arise during childhood due to excessive growth or bending. Given that you're already past the growth stage, it's unlikely that this condition will suddenly manifest. Nevertheless,...  Read Full »

Why is my fractured finger swollen and bent?

Query: Hello doctor,I broke the top joint of my right pinky finger, two and a half months ago, late the night, before I was leaving for a two-month trip abroad. I tried to splint it, but it did not work, and it bent down by about 45 degrees, and now the joint is swollen. After getting an X-ray, now that I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Two and a half months is a very long time for a phalanx fracture to heal. There is no role of splint after two months. So, I would not recommend wearing the splint for six weeks on a trial basis. To decide whether there will be any movement at the joint or not, I nee...  Read Full »

I experienced a fingertip injury and my X-ray shows osteolytic lesions. Are these two related and what is the treatment for the injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I experienced an injury to my fingertip during a pillow fight, and I believe it might have been bent backwards. Immediately after the incident, I felt pain and noticed swelling. The finger has a slight bend towards the palm side, and even after three days, it is still extremely sensit...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your inquiry. I have reviewed your X-rays (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Firstly, I would like to clarify that the lytic lesion you mentioned is not a result of the recent trauma. It appears to be an incidental finding that wa...  Read Full »

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