Boxers Fracture

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A fracture of the long bone that connects the little finger to the wrist may be called a boxers 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 boxers 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 boxers fracture.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a boxers fracture above, the doctors Steindler Orthopedic Clinic can help.  To learn more about boxer’s fractures or to schedule an appointment at Steindler Orthopedic Clinic please call (319) 540-8112.