A 21-year-old female asked:
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metacarpal fracture symptoms?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain swelling &: Pain swelling and deformity at the level of the injured metacarpal.
Answered on Mar 6, 2020
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Metacarpal: . If the fracture is felt to be potentially unstable a cast may be more likley selected if it is felt that the full time presence of that cast vs. The tendency to remove a splint make a difference . The issue with spiral fractures is to check rotation by genty making a fist to make sure the finger is not rotated and needing of a reduction or surgery ( internal fixation ).
Answered on Mar 6, 2020

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Metacarpal fracture: Would have it x-rayed or re-xrayed. Many time a small non displaced fracture does not appear on initial x-ray. If you think it's broken have it chec ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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Pain: An unstable fracture will have deformity but a stress fracture could displace if ignored. Generally they have focal pain over the bone. X-rays are t ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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4-6 weeks usually: Thes bones if in proper alignment and with proper splinting and care, will usually heal in 4-6 weeks.

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