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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: boxers fracture

 defizh - Sun Aug 28, 2005 3:06 pm

I recently broke my hand and since then have been getting twitching sensation in my fingers which is getting worse??? can someone shed some light on this for me please???
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:38 am

User avatar Hi defizh,
Spasms (uncontrollable twitching or jerky movements) frequently happen with fractures. Was your boxers fracture surgically repaired? Generally speaking, spasms are an initial complaint but do subside. I would suggest that since they are worsening rather than improving that you contact your physician for an evaluation.

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