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Is a splint better then a cast for a 5th metacalful boxers fracture my hole hand 4 fingers and arm in half cast and want to use index and middle finga?
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Dr. Edward Hellmananswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: If you have a distal 5th metacarpal fracture, then some variant of a "clam digger" splint or cast is applied. This involves immobilizing the 4th and 5th finger, and flexing them down an bout 70-99 degrees. There is no benefit or need to immobilize the thumb, index, or middle finger.
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Last updated Jul 15, 2015
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