I got a boxers fracture. the doctors couldn't set my bone back in place. (5th meta) i have a huge bump on my knuckle. is surgery needed? my xray
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Family Medicine 35 years experience
Boxer's Fracture: Unfortunately we can't see your X-ray on the free part of health tap. Up to a 30 degree angulation is acceptable in the 5th digit before surgery will be done. This is unless you are a professional athlete or something similar. If it were my hand I would personally make an appointment at a hand surgeon and see if they will do anything, catch my drift.
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