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A 21-year-old male asked:

Boxer fracture left my knuckle almost twice the size and i can't make a full fist because the middle knuckle on my pinky sticks out past my fingers?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Will take time: Boxer facture is fracture of one of metacarpal head , obvious why the boxers get it , what you describe is healing process , some times need surgical revision consult a han surgeonThe lump is healing bone formation ( callous ) will take time to mold itself .
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Last updated Jul 8, 2015


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