Doctors Lounge - Orthopedics Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Orthopedics Answers List

Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: Knuckle Bone Fragment in Hand


 mrdoctor - Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:35 pm

Hello, I just hit my knuckle on a hard object about 20 minutes ago and i have noticed that i have a bump on the side of my pointing finger knuckle, going towards my thumb. it can move around a little but it stays in the same area. I was wondering if this can heal on its own and if it does will there be problems with joints down the road??

please advise
 mrdoctor - Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:46 pm

i did a little research and i think i chipped where the metacarpal and proximal meed, on the proximal side, where it gets bigger at the joint to join to the metacarpal, i believe i chipped that off and its floating around the joint area/ behind the knuckle on the metacarpal

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us