Pain, stiffness & mild swelling on thumb.

43-year-old female presented 3 weeks after a fall while intoxicated. Pain, stiffness, mild swelling to medial aspect of thumb. She has no medical hx other than mild chronic pancreatitis, for which she takes pancreatic enzymes. And, depression managed on Effexor. What would be the best plan of care for this patient?


No obvious fracture Check scaphoid fossa tenderness Commercially available thumb spica splint for three weeks Analgesics Chymoral If symptoms persist after 3weeks get a CT

Need to assess scaphoid metacarpel ligament injury?

Thanx dr Ashok Leel

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No # Seen. Analgesic antiinflammatory orally. Soluzyme TDS. Multivitamin and antioxidant orally. Local support ( thumb spica 3 week ) Or surgical intervention ORIF

Thanks Dr Shivraj Agarwal

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Falls from more than 20 feet usually result in a trip to the emergency room, but even low-level falls can cause serious head injuries, according to the American College of Surgeons. The median lethal distance for falls is four stories or 48 feet, according to the reference book Trauma Anesthesia.

Fracture proximal 1st metacarpeal bone Bennetts fracture. Percutaneous pinning or ORIF. following thumb spica 6 weeks

No pain killer and chymoral forte Strapping for 2 weeks

Appearentlly no # is noticed. Go for CT to access if any...

Proximal phalanx of thumb dislocated Soft tissue injury

There is dislocation of proximal phalanx of thumb . Give thumb spika and antiinflammatories


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