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Severe tendon and stitch in the thumb - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now? Please type your query here...
User :   i severed a tendon in my thumb and had it repaired two weeks ago. i was doing the exercises i was given and i got a twinge in it. i thought the stitch had snapped but i can still bend my thumb (only the top at the nuckell was affected) about half way down. but it still feels really tight if i did brake the stitch i shouldn't be able to move my thumb at all right?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed.
User :   k
User :   ?
Doctor :   if the stich got broken, the healing could have got affected causing to some minimal deformity
User :   how would i know the stich is broken?
User :   would i be able to move it?
Doctor :   yes you would be able to move it
User :   if it was broken?
Doctor :   if it was broken, then you would have had excrutiating pain and wiould not be able to move it
User :   its only slight discomfort and tight when i bend it
User :   but i can still bend it
User :   do u think the stitch is ok then
Doctor :   ok, then there might not be any severe problem
Doctor :   you should however consider getting it re-examined by the orthopedician
User :   im going back for a consult in 2 week should i wait till then?
Doctor :   no, it should be examined early, try to take urgent appointment or visit an urgent care
User :   can i ask another unrelated question?
Doctor :   yes, please proceed
Doctor :   did you follow what I said uptil now?
User :   yes
User :   some times i get a little muscle quiver in random places. feels like a little pulse but its not a pulse. happens in my arms and legs. know what this is?
Doctor :   ok. since when are you having this?
User :   comes and gos
User :   few years maybe
Doctor :   ok
User :   what u think
Doctor :   it could be due to vitamin deficiency and also due to anxiety
User :   thanks
Doctor :   if it is not occurring constantly, then do not worry, improve on your diet
Doctor :   and consider taking supplements
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