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What should I do about a spiral fracture of the metacarpal bone?
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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Meta Carpal Fracture
Spiral fractures are due to twisting injury to this bone.
It typically heals in 3 weeks. It needs surgical fixation sometimes if it is displaced or angulated.

In brief: Meta Carpal Fracture
Spiral fractures are due to twisting injury to this bone.
It typically heals in 3 weeks. It needs surgical fixation sometimes if it is displaced or angulated.
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
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Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Treatment options
Include splinting, closed reduction of the fracture with or without pins, or open reduction of the fracture.
Choice of treatment will depend upon how your finger is functioning. If the finger is not rotated or angulated, and the fracture is in a position to heal without intervention, then splint management is likely appropriate. Talk with a surgeon who specializes in treatment of hand injuries.

In brief: Treatment options
Include splinting, closed reduction of the fracture with or without pins, or open reduction of the fracture.
Choice of treatment will depend upon how your finger is functioning. If the finger is not rotated or angulated, and the fracture is in a position to heal without intervention, then splint management is likely appropriate. Talk with a surgeon who specializes in treatment of hand injuries.
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Spiral fracture
This is what it says a rotational force causes this.
Problems may arise with rotation of the finger and overlap if it does not heal in the correct orientation leading to a proximal osteotomy later on. The picture sow some common nomenclature while it is of the femur here.

In brief: Spiral fracture
This is what it says a rotational force causes this.
Problems may arise with rotation of the finger and overlap if it does not heal in the correct orientation leading to a proximal osteotomy later on. The picture sow some common nomenclature while it is of the femur here.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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