Boxers Fracture

A fracture of the long bone that connects the little finger to the wrist may be called a boxers fracture. The most common cause of this injury is direct impact of the hand with a hard or immovable object. Generally, the associated symptoms are:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Deformity,
  •  Lack of movement.

X-rays may be needed to determine whether you are suffering from a boxers fracture.

Treatment may vary depending on the severity of the injury.  Your doctor may recommend home-care, surgery, medications or rehabilitation for anyone suffering from a boxers fracture.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a boxers fracture above, the doctors at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics can help.  To learn more about boxers fractures or to schedule an appointment at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics please call (559) 256-5200.