Hi I am a 35 y/o male who had a "boxers fracture" 2mnths ago & was treated w/ a cast for 3wks. No reduction or surgery was performed. Currently going to Physical Therapy w/ some help however still experiencing stiffness in the small finger as well as overlapping of the small finger over the ring finger on the right hand. I was wondering if surgery can correct this "overlapping" of the small finger over the ring finger? Can surgery straighten the fractured neck of the 5th metacarpal?
The overlapping could be due to muscle stiffness which usually occurs after casting due to prolonged immobilization. This is likely to improve with time and physiotherapy. You may consider seeking a review with your treating orthopedician to rule out any bone deformities as a cause and make sure that the bone has healed well.
Hope this is helpful.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.