A 27-year-old male asked:
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Hi i broke my 5th metacapals on my left hand what should i do ? The xray is on my profile picture this is the only way i can show.can i self heal on a hosital splint or do i need surgery?

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Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Ans: Well depends on the type of fracture. So you are best to see an orthopedic
Answered on Oct 24, 2015

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