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What to do if I broke my 4th metacarpal 4 days ago?

What to do if I broke my 4th metacarpal 4 days ago?

Get to a doctor: or ER. Stabilization is key for fractures as it will help with pain and prevent any further damage. the arm can be stabilized by a splint or Cast initially. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and permanent treatment can be either casting , splinting or surgery depending on the fracture. ...Read more

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Broke 4th metacarpal and cut off my cast. Will I be crippled?

Broke 4th metacarpal and cut off my cast. Will I be crippled?

No, but...: If you don't let a fracture heal properly you run the risk of decreased function in your hand and residual pain. Let your doc know you cut it off - maybe they can work with you to find something better or make it more comfortable! ...Read more

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I broke my 3rd and 4th metacarpal and still have pain in my hand, what to do?

I broke my 3rd and 4th metacarpal and still have pain in my hand, what to do?

How old ?: Even if the fractures were reduced and set properly you should anticipate 4 months of reactive swelling, and intermittent pain for up to 8-12 months. Therapy may be very helpful to obtain maximal range of motion and pain relief. ...Read more

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What to do if i broke my 3rd and 4th metacarpal and still have pain in my hand?

What to do if i broke my 3rd and 4th metacarpal and still have pain in my hand?

Depends: This depends on what type of fracture and how long ago the fracture had occurred. Also if you have already had treatment and are still in pain> If you have had treatment and still in pain have you had formal hand therapy. More information would be useful to help guide proper treatment options. ...Read more

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Broke 4th metacarpal, and it will be 3 1/2 weeks before i can see the orthopedic. Got x-rayed, and it's angled up. What will the doc do to fix this?

Broke 4th metacarpal, and it will be 3 1/2 weeks before i can see the orthopedic. Got x-rayed, and it's angled up. What will the doc do to fix this?

Depends: If your fracture is only angulated a small amount the orthopedic doctor may only recommend a splint or cast for several more weeks. If it is very angulated or causes your fingers to cross over when you bend them surgery may be recommended to realign the bone. ...Read more

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I broke the neck of my 4th metacarpal 4 weeks ago today and have it in a splint. It was a clean brake and now in place. However I am feeling an ache?

I broke the neck of my 4th metacarpal 4 weeks ago today and have it in a splint. It was a clean brake and now in place. However I am feeling an ache?

Fracture healling: Takes 6-8 weeks typically. While a fracture may be stable enough at 4 weeks to go into splint and to start motion of the adjacent joints, it is not fully healed. ...Read more

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Broke 4th metacarpal 5 days ago. Doc scheduled me to see orthopedic in 3 weeks. Is that too long to wait to get it fixed, will they have to rebreak ?

Broke 4th metacarpal 5 days ago. Doc scheduled me to see orthopedic in 3 weeks. Is that too long to wait to get it fixed, will they have to rebreak ?

Depends on break: If it is non-displaced and just sending you to ortho to make sure it is healing right, then this time is correct. If it is displaced and your doc is considering surgery, then it is too long. Just double check with your physician what the plan is. ...Read more

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