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Had boxers fracture in splint for 14 days. Can i take off splint and buddy splint and wrap my metacarpal bones 2-5 in self adherent wrap?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Depends on healing

I do allow buddy taping of the 5th and 4th fingers for a 5th metacarpal fracture once the fracture has stabilized.
Fracture stability is indicated by lack of new displacement and angulation plus the presence of new bone on the x-rays, indicating healing.

In brief: Depends on healing

I do allow buddy taping of the 5th and 4th fingers for a 5th metacarpal fracture once the fracture has stabilized.
Fracture stability is indicated by lack of new displacement and angulation plus the presence of new bone on the x-rays, indicating healing.
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Sometimes

Usually that can be enough time to switch to taping, however suggest xrays and exam first.
Don't do it yourself.

In brief: Sometimes

Usually that can be enough time to switch to taping, however suggest xrays and exam first.
Don't do it yourself.
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