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Boxer's Fracture (cont.)

Boxer's Fracture Prognosis

With proper immobilization of the broken bones and good follow-up with a hand specialist, most people with a boxer's fracture have a good prognosis. Those who require surgery often have a longer period of recovery than people who only require splinting. Some will require physical therapy after the splint is removed because the muscles become weakened from not being used.

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

REFERENCE: MedscapeReference.com. Metacarpal Fractures.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/31/2014
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