A 17-year-old male asked:
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i have a fractured 5th metacarpal and had pins put in it. can it slip while in a cast?

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Dr. Donald Hohman Jr
12 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Possibly: You need to follow the instructions from your surgeon. The cast does not provide complete stability.
Answered on Apr 28, 2014

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