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What is usually done for a fractured thumb?

I was told by a clinic that my son fractured his thumb in the distal bone section. They gave me his films and told me to take him to an orthopedic doctor tomorrow. Right now he only has a small metal brace on it that will not stay on...will it hurt his thumb if I put some tape around the splint? What is usually done for a fractured thumb?
Asked On : Mon, 13 Dec 2010
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If the fracture is open, it needs cleaning and debridement then splitting with braces for 4-6 weeks.

If the fracture is closed, it needs reduction of angulation and then splitting with braces for 4-6 weeks.

Regards, Dr. Jagdish
Answered: Mon, 13 Dec 2010
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