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Possibility of further injury after compression fracture, protection required ?

My son had a compression fracture on his thumb that was caused by just catching a baseball and pulling the thumb directly back into a hyper-extension position. Just curious on the general recovery time as the xray does not appear as a normal line fraction and more of just a bump in the bone which makes sense with the word compression . Is there less risk with this type of injury if he continues to play if the thumb is protected or immobilized to prevent further injury?
Asked On : Mon, 30 Apr 2012
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Seems its just a bony contusion :
1. Protection or Immobilisation of thumb and adjacent joints for usually 2 weeks takes care of the soft-tissue injury or ligamentous sprain incurred during injury,
2. Followed by mobilisation of thumb can gain a good function.
Answered: Thu, 3 May 2012
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