Boxer's Fracture


A fracture of the long bone that connects the little finger to the wrist may be called a boxer's fracture. The most common cause of this injury is direct impact of the hand with a hard or immovable object. Generally, the associated symptoms are:

• Pain
• Swelling
• Deformity,
•  Lack of movement.

X-rays may be needed to determine whether you are suffering from a boxer's fracture.
Treatment may vary depending on the severity of the injury.  Your doctor may recommend home-care, surgery, medications or rehabilitation for anyone suffering from a boxer's fracture.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a boxer's fracture above, the doctors at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists can help. To learn more about boxer’s fractures or to schedule an appointment, call Barrington Orthopedic Specialists.

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