A 25-year-old female asked:
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if you fractured your 5th metacarpal can you still squeeze and pick up things without pain and write pages of notes.?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably yes: Depends on where and how badly you broke it an xray might be a good idea.
Answered on Jun 11, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: You can do many things with this jnjury.
Answered on Jun 18, 2013

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Metacarpals: 1 1/2 months is a long time - it should have healed. You may need to see a hand surgeon and he may do a pinning.
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Have u been: using it at all?Let ur doc know about the persistent pain.
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