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Broke 4th metacarpal and cut off my cast. Will I be crippled?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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In brief: No, but...

If you don't let a fracture heal properly you run the risk of decreased function in your hand and residual pain.
Let your doc know you cut it off - maybe they can work with you to find something better or make it more comfortable!

In brief: No, but...

If you don't let a fracture heal properly you run the risk of decreased function in your hand and residual pain.
Let your doc know you cut it off - maybe they can work with you to find something better or make it more comfortable!
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