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fifth metacarpal fracture surgery

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
MC fx: Not sure why you want to wait. If the fracture needs to be fixed it is best to do so within the first 10 days. After that the surgeon will have to bre ... Read More
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
? Boxers' fracture: The commonest fracture of the 5th metacarpal is that of it's neck and is also known as the boxers' fracture. It can be easily handled as an office pro ... Read More
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
2-3 wk max: This type of fracture heals very quickly (6--8 weeks) it is easily manipulated into place within the 1st few weeks and can be splinted or pinned. Afte ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
23 years experience General Surgery
Best to wait: You are describing what is known as a Boxer's Fracture (a fracture of the 4th and/or 5th metacarpal bone). You need to wait until this is completely ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sounds like Ur box..: ...ing is not going so well. Tho after all is healed, U should B able 2 return 2 all activities. B sure U inform Ur ortho what Ur plans R & get cl ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Cast or surgery: If the fracture can be aligned well in a cast, you should be out of the cast in 3-4 weeks. If it can not be aligned you will need surgery. It talks 6 ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hand surgeon: A hand surgeon would be best qualified to advise you.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Eglash
34 years experience Family Medicine
4-6 weeks: As long as you are taking good care of your fracture by keeping it immobilized as recommended by your doctor, you should be healed in 4-6 weeks. Make ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
MC fracture: Fractures, including the metacarpal, can be fixed by a variety of techniques. Non-displaced injuries can often be treated with a brace or cast. Inte ... Read More
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Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
Need Xray: You can't diagnose a fracture otherwise unless there is obvious angulation of the bone.There can be tremendous swelling and bruising without a fractur ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Not really: the healing will required a calcification around the broken bone to stabileze it,and i guess it will make it strongmbut it will never be a stronger th ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the nat-: ture of the fracture. Also location. Proximal are more prone to displacement than distal. Also after2-3 wks the cast can be removed and the fx x-rays ... Read More
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