Boxer Fracture

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What is Boxer Fracture?

Boxer Fracture is a fracture at the neck of the metacarpal bone (the middle bone of your finger). Sometime also known as Brawler Fracture because only inexperience “puncher” will tend to hurt themself with this injury.

Symptoms of Boxer Fracture

  • Pain and tenderness
  • Swell, discolor, bruise
  • Mis-alignment of the finger when making a fist with the affected hand

 


Causes of Boxer Fracture

  • Impact of a clenched fist on a hard immovable object

 


Treatment for Boxer Fracture

  • Ice the affected area to reduce pain and swelling
  • Splint
  • Surgical Treatment

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011 , the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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