Fracture of other specified part of other metacarpal bone is usually caused by a direct blow to the affected area, such as a fall onto an outstretched hand or a direct impact from a blunt object.
Diagnosis for this condition typically involves a physical examination and imaging tests such as X-rays or CT scans. The physical examination may reveal tenderness, swelling, and deformity in the affected area. X-rays can be used to identify the exact location, size, and type of fracture.
Other conditions that may need to be considered in the differential diagnosis include sprains, strains, dislocations, and tendonitis.
Treatment for this condition typically involves immobilization of the affected area in a cast or splint, elevation of the arm, and rest. If the fracture is more severe, surgery may be necessary to realign the bone and insert metal plates and screws to hold the bone in place.
With proper treatment and immobilization, the prognosis for fractures of other specified parts of other metacarpal bones is usually good. Most patients can expect to make a full recovery with no lasting effects.