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Metacarpal Will Cast
Either one ma y be: Used. If the fracture is felt to be potentially unstable a cast may be more likley selected if it is felt that the full time presence of that cast vs. The tendency to remove a splint make a difference . The issue with spiral fractures is to check rotation by genty making a fist to make sure the finger is not rotated and needing of a reduction or surgery ( internal fixation ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 fifth metacarpal and was given a cast for 3 weeks. i was wondering how long it would take after the cast is off to return to sports.
Varies: usually healing is 4-6 weeks. allow about 2 weeks to get full range of motion and strength. Then you can play again ...Read more
Hi i have a break in my hand metacarpal bone i have a cast on and last week my cousin kicked a hard oneils ball of it now my hand is painful?
My son plays baseball has a minor fracture in his 2nd metacarpal bone he's in a cast for 2 more weeks when can he start throwing again?
Slow rehab : Please discuss his recovery with his orthopaedic surgeon. 3-6 weeks average. Slow and gradual return to activity and remember he has a long life ahead of him and needs to heal this completely before he resumes baseball activity. Sorry he is missing out but give him time to heal. Till then keep him active running, biking. See the AAOS.org website. Good luck ...Read more
Is there a brace I can take off to swim in for a 5th metacarpal break. I've had a hard cast for 2 weeks. ?
Speak: With an orthopedic doc to see if a split is available for the things that you want to do ...Read more
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 3 more doctor answers
I recently got a pin in my 5th metacarpal. I have a half plaster cast. What can/can't i do? Zip up coat? Turn on blinker of car? Please be specific.
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
I have a broken 4th metacarpal. Is there any risks in using an ulnar gutter splint over a plaster cast so I can still use my other fingers?
Not if it maintains-: the reduction if done or if no displacement. Also as long as Ur ortho watches it closely the first couple-3 wks. Also if alignment is good with no rotation at all & is a stable Fx. Also it on U not 2 abuse Ur hand & splint, treat it with care. The image shows unstable Fx' that need pins or pins & screws/plates ...Read more
A cast, splinting, ACE 1 arthrogram hasn't helped my metacarpal out for 3 months. I've seen an ortho 3x. What could this be? A torn tendon/something
I had three metacarpals fractured one almost broken all the way through and set in the cast one of my fingers has constant pain is this normal?
Cast: It is normal to have pain with broken bones but if this pain is new you need to call your orthopedist. There may be a problem with the cast. Make sure you elevate your hand, rest it on pillows above the level of your heart. If this alleviates your pain, it may have just been due to swelling, if the pain persists you need to be seen. ...Read more
My index finger has has yellow edges an almost invisible black line. Note that it had been in a cast for 3weeks because I had a broken 5 metacarpal.
Check it out: Probably ok, but ask doc at next appointment unless becomes painful. ...Read more
My daughter is a gymnast and fractured her 4th metacarpal 4 1 2 weeks ago she was placed in a cast for 4 weeks and removed from it and now is in a splint because it did not heal told to return in 4 weeks but we are wonderingif she should be checked in 2 w
Metacarpal fx: There is no harm in returning in 2 weeks. Just tell the doctor you would feel more at ease with a new x-ray at 2 weeks instead of 4. There should be no problem. ...Read more
Can a cast be put on a swollen hand, i broke the 5th metacarpal and the swelling will not subside .?
I have a "severe bone bruise" of the metacarpals and was placed in a cast they dr said they would call back for follow-up how long will wear this cast?
If the bone: is not broken, generally the will leave the splint or cast on for 1-2 weeks. If there is a fracture, usually the cast stays on for 4-6 weeks. At your next doctor visit, they will probably take another Xray to make sure there was not a small fracture that didn't show up on the first Xray. Hope this helps! ...Read more