A 23-year-old male asked:
I got hairline fracture in 5th metacarpal bone in hand 15days back im using splint, how much time i would continue splint?
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Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
follow dr.'s advice: 5th metacarpal fx.S are common.They can occur at the neck of the metacarpal('boxers' fx.)or in the shaft. Commonly treated in splint(ulnar gutter) for 4-6 wks. Some take a full 8 weeks to heal.See your ors for folow-up and recccommendations!
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