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How to treat a fractured distal phalanx

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Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib MD

My 16 year old son had his thumb hit by a baseball while batting. The xray showed a buckle/green stick fracture of the distal phalanx (sp?). The thumb nail is intact with a little purple at the very ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.  Praveen Tayal MD

My 17 year old son has a small fracture on his left index finger from yesterday. ER doctor said he didnt think surgery is needed but I wanted another opinion. Here are images from yesterday . ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Praveen Tayal ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)
Dr. Ivan Romic MD

I have a fracture of the distal tibia with intra -articular extension how long does it take to recover from this injury and what are the chances of getting blood clots or dvt from this injury ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ivan Romic ( General Surgeon)
Dr.  Praveen Tayal MD

I have suffered comminuted distal femur fracture one month back and undergone surgery with 5 screws and one plate internally fixed. Now since the date of surgery or fracture, I have been able to bend... View answer

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Dr.  Matthew J. Mangat MD

I have a distal ureter stone and no pain tried to dissolve with rowatinex and did not succeed what to do? ... View answer

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Dr. Khaleel Ahmed.Manik MD

I am suffering from thumb distal phalanx fracture since last 48 hours.what is the precaution for my right hand thumb ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Khaleel Ahmed.Manik ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.  Michelle Gibson James MD

i have a distal phalanx fracture of the pinkie, 3 weeks old and, based on x-rays, the distance between the fracture has grown to 1/4 of an inch or more (I think due to the growth of the nail... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Michelle Gibson James ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Akhtarhusian Ghausi MD

30 days ago I fell and snap my middle and ring finger they bent back and I fell on them with and my weight . X-rays confirmed distal phalanx fractures on both so went to orthopedic and he put splints ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Akhtarhusian Ghausi ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Blerina Pasho MD

Please explain what is a chronic deformity of the distal tuft of the fifth distal phalanx. Tiny .... Chronic appearing avulsion injury is demonstrated at the third distal interphalangeal joint. ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Blerina Pasho ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.  Gopal Goel MD

I have had a slight swelling on the exterior side of the distal phalanx for over 2 months. It started after a paper cut but no infection developed. THere was itching which subsided after a few weeks ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Gopal Goel ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr. Matt Wachsman MD

cannot say in your particular case without seeing the x-ray ... but mostly it is BUDDY WRAP or FINGER CAST. http://www.wikihow.com/Buddy-Tape-Fingers elevation, ice for 24 hrs....

Dr. Shanthi.E MD

Yes, ideally you must be wearing a splint for the fracture. Please consult an orthopedic surgeon at the earliest.

Dr. Raju A.T MD

Yes, there is a condition called Raynaud's disease where blood vessels are affected leading to such cold distal ends of the limbs. Do get examined by your treating doctor for the same.