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Broke bones in hand. On pins and plates. Index finger not healed after 5 months. Normal?

My husband broke the middle of his hand ...three bones...has had three using pins, the next using plates and then using larger plate when one broke. The last surgery was oct 2012. The hand is hot and so painful every day. Recently had an X-ray and ct scan . Index finger still not healed. Too much this normal.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Your husband might have developed Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or reflex sympathetic dystrophy which is a condition of intense burning pain, stiffness, swelling, and discoloration that most often affects the hand. Please consult his doctor and discuiss his condition in detail.

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Answered: Sun, 24 Nov 2013
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