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    Dec 1, 2012, 05:01 PM
    does using hand with boxers fracture slow recovery?
    I have a boxer's fracture on my right hand (I am right handed). It happened 2 nights ago. The ER Dr. straightened out the bone and the x-ray afterwards shows the bone was set nicely. I have a half cast with my thumb and first 2 fingers out. There's a little play in the cast and I can wiggle the 4th and 5th fingers a slight bit.

    My question is whether I should attempt to use this hand at all. I can do some small tasks with the hand (i.e. use computer mouse, brush teeth... ) These small things sometimes cause pain, sometimes not. Of course I understand that the bone is broken so it ought to hurt. What I am wondering is [if the pain is the bone moving and am wondering if using the hand at all will slow healing.
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    Dec 2, 2012, 04:22 AM
    As long as the support does not allow movement, the rest of the hand can be used normally

    Only you and your doctor know your medical history, this was and is a question for your doctor

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