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:
- 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 Orthopaedic Associates can help. To learn more about boxer’s fractures or to schedule an appointment at Orthopaedic Associates please call 850-396-4141.