Common Conditions:
Fracture – Metacarpals

December 2013
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Fracture – Metacarpals

Metacarpals are the long bones in your hand that connect your wrist to the short bones of your fingers. Breaking these bones can be a result of a twisting injury, a fall, a crush injury, or a direct contact in sports. Symptoms may include swelling, tenderness, deformity, inability to move finger, shortened finger, finger crossing over its neighbor, and/or depressed knuckle. The goal of treatment is to realign the bone so that proper healing can take place. Depending on the alignment of the break, your surgeon may or may not recommend surgery.

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