A 30-year-old male asked:
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3rd and 4th metacarpals broken. have 1 screw for each of the broken bones. they used volar slab as a cast. it is possible to use ulnar gutter slab?

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Dr. Carol Hulett
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Hand fracture: Yes as long as the third and fourth metacarpals are protected an ulnar gutter splint would be fine and may be more comfortable
Answered on May 1, 2015

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