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I Fractured My Metacarpal At The 2nd Digit What Kind Of Surgery Can Fix This
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
Metacarpal fractures: If non displaced or non angulated (bent) or not shortened don't typically need surgery. Surgery can be offered for excessive angualation, abnormal rotation that shows up a truly overlapped fingers or significant shortening that could change tendon mechanics . Open fractures also need to be washed out, especially grossly contaminated wounds with fractures. ...Read more
? 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 fractured my 4th metacarpal playing rugby and got it casted. I want to be a firefighter and need my hands in best condition, do I need surgery?
Do u need surgery if one of your metacarpals doesn't heal from a hairline fracture or sprain after 1 1/2 months if it still is not getting better?
After placing the metal plate on 5th metacarpal bone, How many months will it take to recover Boxer's Fracture (5th metacarpal) completely in order to go for metal plate removal (second surgery). ?
I have a fracture in the fifth metacarpal joint & I had surgery with the k wires my question is can I be able to do heavy weight lifting & boxing?
Best to wait: You are describing what is known as a Boxer's Fracture (a fracture of the 4th and/or 5th metacarpal bone). You need to wait until this is completely healed before you stress it again. In the end, I would talk to the hand surgeon before I did anything that may aggravate the bone's health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It has been 3 months since I had surgery on my 5th metacarpal bone due to boxer's fracture.
Is it safe for me to do knuckle push ups on hard surface while having metal plate placed on metacarpal bone?
Without knowing: the true status, location, scar status, point at which youve recovered motion, strength and all the factors that your treating surgeon or therapist would know from treating you is is hard specifically answer that question. in general yes , BUT you really need to ask them ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a fifth metacarpal joint fructure & had a surgery using the k wire I need to know if there is any physiotherapy that can be done & also if can I be able to box again or no cause I hear to different opinion from my doctors , the one who made the surg
Depends: Would need to check with your surgeon. That being said, if you had a typical boxers(5th metacarpal neck) fracture and if it went on to heal in good position, there is not any reason to think you could not return to boxing, particularly if you had done it quite awhile before the fracture without problems. ...Read more
I had duel scaphoid, arm and hand fractures in 2003. I had surgery on the right wrist and hand. What kind of long term pain should I expect?
All depends on-: -the cause. Ur cardiologist is the only 1 that can answer this?. ...Read more
I'm online now. Type your question here.How long will I be in a air boot cast after a trimallelor fracture and surgery?
Hi I have a AC fracture think type 2or 3 no surgery it has been 6 months now and still numbness and tingling pain mostly when i sleep?
Please re-write ?: Your question is not clear. Please don't use abbreviations, since it may mean something different for most people. Thanks. ...Read more
I had a penile fracture, with no surgery, 6 years ago. Is there any solutions that can be done ? I haven't asked doctor. Which type of doctors to ask?
Urologist: A urologist would the type of physician that specializes in your condition. ...Read more
I got ahairline fracture in my 5th metacarpal, splint is enough in this type or i would prefer cast?
Jones fractures: All Jones fractions do not need surgery. If the fracture is displaced, surgery may be indicated. A Jones fracture should be immobilized in a walking boot or a cast with crutches for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. If there is evidence of The bone not healing properly, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more
Fractured leg: The treatment for a fracture leg depends on the location of the fracture and the displacement of the fractured fragments. A simple nondisplaced fracture can be treated in a cast and more complicated fracture may require a rod insertion or plates and screws. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my cheekbone fractured and had an zygoma surgery. I had the surgery on 31/03/2016 and the swelling on my face has not fully disappeared. The?
Check with your --: -surgeon 2 make sure there is no complications. It's really only been a month,and swelling is 2 B expected still, but 2 B sure check with him/her. ...Read more
I fractured my calcaneus in 3 places (it was flattened) on AUG 23rd. Is it too late to have surgery on OCT 1st (when insurance goes live)? Thanks!
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