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Treating A Boxer's Fracture
Maybe.: Many boxer's fractures (fractures of the small finger metacarpal neck) can be treated non-surgically. However, a period of immobilization in a splint or cast is usually necessary to allow for appropriate bone healing. For best results, consider operative intervention or immobilization. Once the fracture begins to heal, therapy exercises can be helpful to maximize hand use and strength. ...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
I received a boxers fracture last year. I was just curious as of why the pain flairs up when my hand gets cold?
Can i still box after my fractured hand(boxers fracture) has healed by itself? i have a small lump on the right side of my right hand
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
Hit cement floor with palm moveable painful knot where knuckle "was" it hurts to clench a fist and pick anything up. Is this boxers fracture?
Could be: Get an X-ray and see a hand specialist at your age it can involve the growth plate ...Read more
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
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 bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more
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