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How Long Till 5th Metacarpal Fracture Heals
How long does it take for a hairline fracture at the base of the 5th metacarpal to heal and what is the treatment?
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
How long does it take a small hairline fracture take to heal in metacarpal area of hand in an active 25 yr old?
? Boxers' fracture: The commonest fracture of the 5th metacarpal is that of it's neck and is also known as the boxers' fracture. It can be easily handled as an office procedure by your hand surgeon. Other fractures may need surgical repair by placing plates and screws. Average healing time is usually 6-8 weeks but for a lot of hand fractures the splint/cast is only half that time and then rehabilitation is started. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a long oblong fracture in the shaft & neck of 5th metacarpal (its split diagonally & slightly shortened). My doc says nonsurgical treatment?
Fracture care: Oblique, non-displaced fractures of long bones can be treated conservatively and heal wonderfully. You will have it re-evaluated clinically and with radiographs on your follow up visit to determine the rate of healing and to ensure there has been no rotation of the fragment. Get well soon! ...Read more
Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more
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