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BOXER’S FRACTURES

If you suffer from severe hand pain due to a fracture, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What is a Boxer’s Fracture?

Named due to a high occurrence among boxers and martial artists, a boxer’s fracture involves a break of the 5th metacarpal bone in the hand. It can occur when punching an object at a high speed. Symptoms of a boxer’s fracture include pain and swelling in the hand, limited pinky finger range of motion, and finger misalignment. Patients with conditions such as Osteoporosis have a higher risk of all types of bone fracture, due to decreased bone density.

If you would like to speak to an Orthopedic Hand and Wrist Specialist in North Texas, give us a call at 817-697-4038, or contact us over the web. Tele-medicine appointments are also available.