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Spiral Fracture Of Metacarpal Bone
Meta Carpal Fracture: Spiral fractures are due to twisting injury to this bone. It typically heals in 3 weeks. It needs surgical fixation sometimes if it is displaced or angulated. ...Read more
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
Is my 5th metacarpal bone fractured is it only really hurt when I leave on it or when I away my arm?
5th MCP: Your 5th metacarpal often gets injured or fractured if your strike something with that part of your hand. If it appears deformed or crooked or if it fails to line up with your other fingers, it may be fractured and you should have an XR. All the best and I hope it feels better. ...Read more
Hi, I think I may have fractured my 5th metacarpal bone in my hand. Need help! Not sure if it is or not?
I had fracture metacarpal bone on the dorsal side, on the palmar no fracture. Now I re-break the bone on the same place after heeling 4months. I boxer?
Fracture: Whether the fracture is on the palmar or dorsal side it is still a fracture. The fact that you re fractured the same bone is not good. Make sure you see ortho to have fracture properly treated. May need to change training/fighting regimen to prevent recurrance. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it safe to remove the metal plate from 5th metacarpal bone once the fracture is completely healed? . I don't want to keep the metal plate for rest of my life and I am 25.
Yes: It is safe to remove as long as the bone is healed. ...Read more
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).?
Most likely it take 6-8 weeks for the bone to heal.
they might want to wait for at least three month before to decide to have it removed.
check with the surgeon that put it there.
they will let you know what they preferred. ...Read more
Unstable: Transverse fracture of 4th metacarpal tends to be unstable and difficult to stabilize with closed reduction and casting. It often requires open reduction and internal fixation for adequate stabilization to allow fracture to heal in anatomic position. ...Read more
My right middle finger metacarpal bone was fractured. Orthopedic surgeon put 2 pins from external side but bone was not in its real place.
Mtcpl fx: Length and rotation r the critical parameters to achieve. Your body will remodel the bony offset over time ...Read more
If the metal plate is removed from the 5th metacarpal bone (after complete healing). .. Are there any high chances of re-fracture and nerve damage?
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?
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
Even after completely recovering from Boxer's Fracture, Is it risky to do knuckle push ups, punching sandbags etc. While having metal plate placed on your 5th metacarpal bone?
If you healed completely, they will be no restrictions on your boxing, or any activity associated with it.
the metal plate is permanent, unless it start causing any problem, but it will not be a reason to restricted your activities. ...Read more
I got hairline fracture in 5th metacarpal bone in hand 15days back im using splint, how much time I would continue splint?
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 you've 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 more
Location and length: Spiral fracture usually located at the shaft of the bone this area is not the most active part of the bone, the other factor the size of the area have to heal is usually bigger. ...Read more
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 more
I have a distal spiral fracture fibula. How long will it take to heal with no displacement and less than. 1mm gap between the bones? I'm 19 non smoker
Bone heals in: Approx 6 weeks give or take two in either direction. Make sure to follow your docs instructions and you should heal fine. ...Read more
Take some time off: Bone needs astill environment to heal corectly that's what the casts are formetacarpalfrx can fail to heal or healcrooked working out won't help avoid these problems. ...Read more
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How would you treat a spiral finger fracture? I read this phrase as part of another q/a -- "a leash or rope injury with torque or rotatory force on a finger will cause a spiral fracture of a metacarpal. A fracture of a phalanx." this is exactly what happ
If this has just happened (like in the last week) you should see a hand surgeon. If your finger already twists when you bend it, it will heal in this position unless reduced. Spiral fractures can often be treated with wires (temporary) after reduction or sometimes with plates and/or screws.
See a hand surgeon. ...Read more
I broke my fifth metacarpal bone towards the joint yesterday. How can I speed up the healing process?
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?
Hi, I have second metacarpal fracture and this is the 7th weeks but no sign of recovery. X-ray shows bone is not align. Can it heal if bone not?
Without seeing: The xray, I think it best to discuss with orthopedic hand surgeon. ...Read more
How long does it take to heal and recover completely after the metal plate is removed from 5th metacarpal bone? After I recover I want to do is: 1. Karate 2. Knuckle Push Ups 3. Hand Grip Exercises
It varies.: You can start "hand grip exercises" as soon as ordinary activities are comfortable. Ideally these should be part of a general physical therapy recovery program Knuckle push ups and karate can subject your hand to extreme (and, in the case of karate, unpredictable) forces. You must get clearance from your ortho doc or physical therapist before resuming these activities ...Read more
Broke my middle metacarpal bone in my left hand 3 weeks ago, feels fine now. Should I remove my splint?
Is it true that you get a much stronger bone after completely recovering from Boxer's Fracture (5th Metacarpal Fracture)?
3rd and 4th metacarpals broken. Have 1 screw for each of the broken bones. They used volar slab as a cast. It is possible to use ulnar gutter slab?
I have finger swelling 2 months after surgery for broken 4th metacarpal bone. (plate and pins were inserted) Is this normal. My fingers are moving ok?
Normal: Some swelling of finger could be there after the surgery it will go down of its own, the healing process takes some time. As you can move you finger completely well without any pain, that means your fractured finger is healing well. Talk to your doctor to make it sure that there is no other problem ...Read more
If you have a displaced fracture of your 3rd metacarpal, it would be wise to have the fracture reduced (put back into anatomical position) by an Orthopaedic Surgeon. With metacarpal fractures, this is usually accomplished with closed reduction and percutaneous pinning. The risks you take when you do not seek treatment include nonunion of the fracture, which can be painful. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more