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    hand injury

    i have a fractured #2 metacarpal. it happened sunday, doctor put a splint on it and told me to come back in a week for a cast. my whole hand is very swollen and purple, BUT i have regained SOME use in the past few days.

    just curious if anyone out there has had similar injuries.

    thanks.

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    I just fractured #4 metacarpal yesterday. Going to hand Dr tomorrow. I clipped a trail sign, didn't even crash. Full Carbon Fiber knuckle gloves from now on for me.

    How are you healing up?

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    Broke my #4 metacarpal in two places on December 4th by using a hammer to pound the metal stand on our Christmas tree. Took a hard swing at the base and missed which caused my hand holding the hammer to smash into the metal stand. Other than my wife laughing at me for being stupid it turned out to be a 6 week cast. Once the cast was off it did take two months before it feels somewhat normal. I have been back on a bike since Feb so it didn't slow me down too much.

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    I went to the hand specialist yesterday and got a cast. He said 4 weeks in the cast. I think I'm lucky. It was a single clean break. I had hardly any swelling. My hand feels normal, except it hurts if it try to grip something. The Dr even had to ask if he was looking at the broken hand. A small bruise did appear on the palm of my hand a day after it happened.

    So I'm hoping for a fast recovery.

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