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What are the odds of a cast successfully healing an oblique shaft metacarpal fracture of the index finger? and if healed will it have functionality limitations?

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Assuming there was no significant displacement and that the treatment was decided on by an orthopedist, there should be no reason why it wouldn't heal without any functional abnormality.

Answered 4/26/2021

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Dr. Steven Brown answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

oblique metacarpal often require some type of fixation to prevent rotation and/or foreshortening. You should be evaluated with serial xrays if casted to be sure there is no shift of the fracture

Answered 4/28/2021

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