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communated fracture in distal end of 5th metacarpal bone of right

communated fracture in distal end of 5th metacarpal bone of right hand Hi, I have got a communated fracture in distal end of 5th metacarpal bone of my right hand What should be the best way to cure that ? I am a 26 years old guy
Asked On : Wed, 9 Feb 2011
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A comminuted fracture of distal end of 5th metacarpal needs a careful asessment by the orthopedician regarding the scattered bony fragments. In most of the cases internal fixation is not possible and closed reduction is tried with application of POP slab or cast after evaluation of the extent of swelling associated.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Sat, 1 Oct 2011
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you have the diagnosis done by x-ray conirm the diagnosis and attend your Gp or Orthopaedician to immobilise the hand with plaster cast done and wait for 6 wks or as advised by orthopaedician.
Answered: Wed, 9 Feb 2011
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