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Swollen lump on the knuckle after an injury. Cartilage damage?

Hi I punched a door about 2 months ago and after all my hand swelling and goin down there's a lump left on my knuckle where my middle finger meets my hand. When I clench my fist it's like I have a second knuckle but its all fluid feeling to push around with a Grissel feel too. Is this cartilage damage or synovial fluid that's moved my middle finger doesn't straighten completely unless forced and there's a little pain. What could this be?
Asked On : Sat, 4 May 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The swollen lump that s not painful can be due to a soft tissue injury to the area or a hematoma formation. Rest, mild pain killers and hot fomentation should help in improvement.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
drtayal72@gmail.com
Answered: Sun, 16 Jun 2013
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