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:
• 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.