A 34-year-old female asked:
how long does it take for a hairline fracture at the base of the 5th metacarpal to heal and what is the treatment?
1 doctor answer
Dr. DAVID HESTER answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually 4-6 weeks: Assuming that the fracture is in good alignment and there is little displacement, it can be treated in a splint or cast. It should be pain free within 4-6 weeks.
Answered on Jun 12, 2014
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