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I Broke My 1st Metacarpal Will I Need A Cast
Depends: If the fracture does not involve the joint at the base of the thumb metacarpal (i hope you are talking about the thumb!) you probably just need a cast or splint. If it does involve the joint, you may need an operation, as misalignment of this joint surface will predispose you to early arthritis there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fractured my 5th metacarpal. How long will I need a cast? Does it depend on how bad the fracture is?
Broke 1st metacarpel 7 weeks ago, cast off after 5 1/2 weeks. Have regained full range of motion / discharged. How long before playing goalkeeper ?
Now if pain free: This fracture should be well healed in 6 weeks. The best indication of fracture healing is lack of pain, especially with activity. Start with some soccer goalie drills and see how you feel. Progress to playing from there. It is common to get some soreness when you start to use the hand. Ice and nsaid's will adequately treat those symptoms. ...Read more
Broken toe.: Only if the pain is horrible after a week. Just kidding. A broken big toe could require a boot, usually not a cast. I assume xrays have been taken. The great toe is a heavy wt-bearing part of the body and needs to be protected when fractured or broken. If you haven't seen a doctor yet, you should. If you were told that you could be in a walking boot, an ankle walking boot suffice. Amazon. ...Read more
I broke my fibula bone and and wearing a plaster orthopedic cast. Is it normal to have ankle pain?
My 14 yr old son broke his metacarpal 3.5 weeks ago.It has been casted from day 1 of break. What are the chances he can get his cast off tomorrow?
Ask the ortho: This question requires a lot of knowledge of the break, and a determination of how it's healing. I'm assuming you have an appointment tomorrow to assess this very thing. I would never plan on getting it off by scheduling something he needs it for the next day, but if it's healed well, there's a chance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Broke my 5th metacarpal, they put me in a cast for 2 weeks but cast fell a part. Will my hand work properly again with no cast now?
Depends: Talk to your doctor. It depends on how much of an angle there is on the 5th metacarpal. ...Read more
Can a cast be put on a swollen hand, i broke the 5th metacarpal and the swelling will not subside .?
Thumb/wrist frozen solid after cast removal 2 weeks ago for broken thumb(first metacarpal at the base).Thumb is still swollen/sensitive. What's wrong?
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