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I broke my fifth metacarpal and my ulna. Can doctors fix both at the same time?

I broke my fifth metacarpal and my ulna. Can doctors fix both at the same time?

Yes: Unless there are factors we don't know about (infection, etc), both should be able to be fixed at the same time. ...Read more

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Hey doc I broke my ulna and radius in my left bone . And the doc put me a cast and i have too keep it and i want to know the chances if a surgery .

Hey doc 
I broke my ulna and radius in my left bone . And the doc put me a cast and i have too keep it and i want to know the chances if a surgery .

No need: majority of simple fractured will be healed with cast,specially if they are not displaced if the fractured badly displaced,and could not be set under anesthesia properly then open reduction and internal fixation will be needed,but you still end up in a cast anyway,so surgery does not replace cast,it is only for difficult fracture, ...Read more

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Hi doc I broke my ulna and radius and no skin affected. I put a cast until i know if i need a surgery . Do you think i need ?

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I broke my ulna and radius and no skin affected. I put a cast until i know if i need a surgery . Do you think i need ?

Ulnar/radius: The needs for surgery really depends on whether the alignment can be re-established. So you will need to have an -xRay to check on this. At the most you may need just a closed reduction. ...Read more

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Daughter broke ulna and radius. Cast for 4 wks, brace for 2 wks. Doc said to get back to normal. When at sports complaint pain. She complained about some pain. Shal she wait a little more to come back to normal practice? Her range of movement is perfect.

Daughter broke ulna and radius. Cast for 4 wks, brace for 2 wks. Doc said to get back to normal. When at sports complaint pain. She complained about some pain. Shal she wait a little more to come back to normal practice? Her range of movement is perfect.

I : I agree with dr. Weinzapfel. Still, one thing to remember is that while you saw the fracture on the x-rays and that is dramatic, it is the entire forearm that was injured. Muscles, fascia, blood vessels, nerves that are all within that area sustained trauma. While you see the healing of the bones on the follow-up xrays, it may take longer, even in a child for the muscles and other soft tissues to recover. Additionally, xrays are typically two spot shots of the area and the fracture may not be exactly in the plane of the xrays taken. While she is likely well on her way to healing, she is likely still remodelling her bone and strenghtening it. It is not surprising that she is having some pain with activity. ...Read more

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I broke my fifth metacarpal. What is that?

I broke my fifth metacarpal. What is that?

That is : The long bone between your wrist and your fifth finger. ...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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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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