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.

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I punched a wall and I have a boxers fracture in my ring knuckle. 5 days later I notice a red stripe going up my middle finger. I don't have a cast?

Get t hat. evaluated ASAP..it usually represents the spread of an infection from an area of cellulitis (may be hardly noticed since it is in the swollen area! You may require antibiotics!!

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