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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: boxers fracture


 lissa24 - Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:34 pm

Hello,
My son has a boxers fracture and is in his second cast of 3 weeks and he wants to play baseball.He is in no pain and can move all fingers well ..what are the down points of letting him play.
 Dr Pillay - Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:01 pm

Hi.Was he operated on?If so-what was done?
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:45 pm

User avatar Hello,
A boxer's fracture is a fracture of the distal 5th metacarpal bone.
I would not recommend baseball until the fracture is healed, out of the cast, and the hand rehabilitated.
The concern is about the fracture site healing. Activity too early can slow healing and may cause too much rotation in the fragments which can lead to poor healing, deformity and loss of motion.

Take care.

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