Doctor insights on:
What Happens If You Have A Boxers Fracture And You Use It In A Fight
Boxers fracture: A true boxers fracture refers to an index finger knuckle region fracture. Commonly a fracture of the little finges is also called a boxers fracture. It should be referred to as a street fighters fracture owing to the poor technique of punching. In either case an unhealed fracture should be protected. Further injury may damage the bone and affect hand function leading to the need for surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 a splint better then a cast for a 5th
Metacalful boxers fracture my hole hand 4 fingers and arm in half cast and want to use index and middle finga?
Varies: If you have a distal 5th metacarpal fracture, then some variant of a "clam digger" splint or cast is applied. This involves immobilizing the 4th and 5th finger, and flexing them down an bout 70-99 degrees. There is no benefit or need to immobilize the thumb, index, or middle finger. ...Read more
Boxers fracture: Refers to a fracture at the knuckle end of the fifth finger, i.E metacarpal. This is typically sustained after a blunt trauma as in punching/boxing (albeit with poor form), ergo the name. Treatment consists of x-rays and an attempt at manipulating the fracture into place and holding it that way. Occasionally it is too angled or won't hold and a temporary pin is placed. Otherwise, a splint will do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a boxers fracture and the orthopedic surgeon said to put ice on it occasionally but cold hurts it worse. Why does putting cold on it hurt?
Causes pain...: "boxer's" fracture( 5th metacarpal neck fxs.)are extremely common. They obviously cause pain and usually deformity.Treatment is generally closed reduction/splinting or casting. If, after reduction, angulation is still> 30degrees or malrotation is present.Percutaneous pinning is tx.(this is unusual).'real' boxers fracture the 2nd metacarpal neck more often than "sat night" sluggers! gl! ...Read more
Immobilize : You should see your md and get a referral to an orthopedist. Some 'boxer's' fractures require reduction of the fracture, followed by 4-6 wks of splinting( ulnar gutter) or casting.Untreated 5th metacarpal neck fractures can lead to malangulation/ malrotation deformities of the pinkie finger ( uncommon) and loss of the 'knuckle' prominence( more common). Best of luck! ...Read more
I got a boxers fracture 2 days ago, my cast is uncomfortable. What would happen if i don't leave it on?
Fx.could displace: If you remove your cast or splint after sustaining a 5 th metacarpal neck fx.( boxers' fx.) you increase the chances of the fracture (re)- displacing ( coming out of place).Most of these fractures are treated non operatively w/ closed reduction ( jahss' maneuver) and splint/ cast.Follow your doctors' instructions. If the cast or splint is 'too tight' or causing inc.Pain, contact his office/ er. ...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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What happens if you have an ulcer?
- What happen if you have a miscarriage?
- Can you get a boxers fracture in your foot?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What happens when you use tobacco?
- What happens if you use expired baking powder?
- What happens if you use an expired epipen?
- What do boxers use to lose weight?
- Talk to a orthopedic surgeon online for free