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A 45-year-old member asked:

Broke 4th metacarpal and cut off my cast. will i be crippled?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No, but...: If you don't let a fracture heal properly you run the risk of decreased function in your hand and residual pain. Let your doc know you cut it off - maybe they can work with you to find something better or make it more comfortable!

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Last updated Nov 5, 2014

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