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I Broke My 5th And 4th Metacarpal Will I Be Able To Write Again
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
I broke my 4th metacarpal a year ago and it has fused in a malunion with the 5th metacarpel. What to do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 my 4th metacarpal in my right hand right on top of where a pin was already screwed in. (Its not completely broken) Do I need a surgery?
Fracture metacarpal: It depends on the X ray and examination findings, please go to Emergency or see your doctor . ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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