A 44-year-old member asked:
Could a transversal fracture of the 4th metacarpal bone in the hand require surgery?
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Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Unstable: Transverse fracture of 4th metacarpal tends to be unstable and difficult to stabilize with closed reduction and casting. It often requires open reduction and internal fixation for adequate stabilization to allow fracture to heal in anatomic position.
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Last updated May 14, 2014
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