A 37-year-old member asked:
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metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends on 1) which metacarpal and 2) the degree of displacement involving the angulation, rotation and shortening. You must be evaluated by an orthopedist for proper treatment options ranging from simple cast/brace to surgery.
Answered on Sep 18, 2019
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