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Hard lump on knuckle after handgun recoiled. Sore to press. Solution?

Saw this post and I have about he same exact problem except I did get stiches: Hard lump on knuckle after using handgun, sore to touch. What could be wrong? A few months back I was at the shooting range. My handgun recoiled and smashed against my left thumb knuckle. It cut it very deep (I probably should`ve got stitches but I didn`t). The cut actually healed just fine,but I now have a small hard lump on the knuckle (at the exact point of impact where the gun smashed against my knuckle) that feels like it`s part of the bone. It`s still sore if I press on it,and my joint is sore when I use force with that thumb,such as making a fist or pressing down on something using that thumb. What could be wrong?
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
The hard bony swelling that you can feel is likely to be due to a fractured or a malunited bone. It can also be due to an infection inside the wound. You need to get it examined and get an X-ray done to find out the cause.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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