Boxer’s Fracture

What is a Boxer’s Fracture?

A fracture of the long bone that connects the little finger to the wrist may be called a boxer’s 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 boxer’s 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 boxer’s fracture.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a boxer’s fracture above, the doctors at Wisconsin Bone and Joint can help. To learn more about boxer’s fractures or to schedule an appointment, call Wisconsin Bone and Joint.

Our team is here for you

When conservative care and treatment is appropriate, we offer the best, least invasive, least aggressive treatment options to relieve your pain and discomfort. When an injury is more serious and conservative care is not an option, our orthopedic surgeons provide the latest in innovative surgical interventions available with the goal of getting you back to the life you love. Wisconsin Bone & Joint physicians offer orthopedic services at three convenient locations in Mayfair, Glendale and Cedarburg.