PITTSBURGH -- Any idea what this is?
It stood in the corner of the room where I had my hand x-rayed. It's some sort of orthopedic device. Perhaps it's a way of judging how well a person can step up and down.
I was having my hand checked because a golf-ball sized lump appeared at the base of my index finger, almost instantly, while I was just walking down the street:
It happened a couple of days in a row, and it bruised.
With the exception of a touch of arthritis at the base of my thumb, my hand is fine.