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When Can You Return To Work With A Fractured 5th Metacarpal
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
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
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
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
See Hand surgeon: Hand fracture assessment and management is best done by a hand surgeon as s/he will be able to give you all the options and choose the best option for you. In general an isolated 3rd metacarpal fracture tends to displace the least and is the easiest to manage with a splint or cast as the adjacent intact bones support it. Other options include kwires, screws, plates etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's only been 3 weeks since I fractured my first metacarpal. Dr. said he would remove my pins tomorrow. Too soon? Isn't 4-6 weeks better? Nervous!
Metacarpal fracture: Removing pins for a metacarpal fracture after 3 weeks may not be unreasonable, depending on the nature of the fracture. Typically pins are removed after 4-6 weeks. Let your surgeon know about your concerns. Keeping your pins in for another 7-10 days might make you more at ease and is unlikely to lead to any major problems ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I think I may have fractured my 5th metacarpal bone in my hand. Need help! Not sure if it is or not?
I fractured my third metacarpal 8 weeks ago, however xrays not showing progress in healing. Is this normal?
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