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Boxer Fracture

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is a boxer fracture?

A boxer fracture is a break of a bone in your hand. It usually happens in the bone that connects your wrist to your little finger or ring finger.

What are the signs and symptoms of a boxer fracture?

How is a boxer fracture treated?

Boxer fractures usually heal by 8 weeks after the injury. Treatment depends on the type of fracture and how severe it is.

How can I manage my symptoms?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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