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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan answered
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
X-ray: Usually, a hand surgeon will obtain x-rays a few weeks after the repair to assess how well the bones are healing and to check the alignment.
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Dr. Bauback Safa
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
X-ray or Fluoroscan: A post-operative x-ray or a fluoroscan (if your hand surgeon has one in his/her office) can assess proper reduction (alignment), proper placement of s ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Good Exam: While of course x-rays are an important part of the evaluation, at the end of the day success is defined by function. You can have a perfectly fine x- ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan answered
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
See a hand surgeon: A 5th metacarpal fracture is a relatively common fracture. Certain features of the fracture may dictate whether something needs to be done or not. At ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
36 years experience Hand Surgery
Get an x-ray: It is important to make sure the bone is properly alligned and allowed to heal. This is best done by your orthopedic doc or your hand specialist.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Hand: the metacsrpals are the bones that support The Palm
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
X-ray: Only definitive evidence for metacarpal damage would by x-ray documentation of the fracture.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get to a doctor: or ER. Stabilization is key for fractures as it will help with pain and prevent any further damage. the arm can be stabilized by a splint or Cast ini ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Via med eval.: It usually requires x-rays (plus medical hx ; physical exam) to correctly diagnose a fracture.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
No less than 3 weeks: May be longer depending on numerous factors.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
35 years experience General Surgery
6 weeks: Nearly all injuries will heal in 6 weeks.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
54 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4 weeks: Bones in the hand heal generally in about 4-6 weeks even thogh this is a fibrous union. Fractures in the hand will remian visible on xrays for a much ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
4 weeks: Typically 4 weeks of immobilization for metacarpal fracture if closed injury that can be reduced. Open fractures and fractures requiring open reductio ... Read More
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