Long Boxer's Fracture Splint

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This unique splint for boxer’s fracture treatment is a time-saving, comfortable alternative to the ulnar gutter splint. The extended length boxer splint comfortably supports, protects and immobilizes the fourth and fifth finger, allowing healing to take place and preventing further damage. For a similar, shorter version of this boxer hand splint, check out the Corflex Boxer Fracture Splint & Metacarpal Immobilizer

Detailed Description

Boxer’s Fracture Treatment

As you can likely infer, “boxer fractures” are typically sustained when one punches something or someone with a closed fist. Ironically, such injuries are not overly common among boxers as they are trained to avoid such injuries.

Traditionally this break affects the base of the fifth finger—specifically the metacarpal bone that attaches the knuckles to the wrist bones—but this term is also used to describe injuries to the fourth metacarpal. This can cause pain, swelling, bruising, abnormal bone movement, misalignment and possibly a cut on the skin if it is a more serious break.

Initial treatment involves immobilizing the hand with splint that extends from the mid-forearm to the fingers to prevent further damage and applying ice, taking non-steroid anti-inflammatory pain medications and elevating the hand to reduce swelling and pain. You can find more hand braces here.

Following a visit to the doctor, treatment will involve managing pain, immobilizing the affected area via a boxer’s splint or cast and watching for infection. An important component of treating boxer’s fracture is that the splint immobilizes the joint above and below the injury site, as is the case with this Corflex splint for boxer’s fractures.

Boxer Hand Splint

This splint for boxers is specifically designed to improve upon the ulnar gutter splint in terms of fit, function, application and even medical billing. Following is a breakdown of its features

  • Supports, protects and immobilizes the fourth and fifth metacarpals
  • Treats acute and sub-acute fractures of fourth & fifth metacarpals
  • Holds fourth and fifth metacarpals in an angled positionExtended length for extra support to the wrist
  • Anatomically designed
  • Lightweight, low-density polyethylene shell
  • Soft foam liner
  • Palmer pad
  • Three straps for an adjustable fit
  • L-code for medical billing (L3807)
  • Plastic shell and the removable liner can be easily cleaned
  • Quicker and easier to apply than a cast
  • Customizable for progression of treatment
  • Available in four sizes with measurement taken from one’s wrist circumference and the fourth and fifth metacarpal (MCP) joints.
  • Small fits wrist circumferences 4” to 5”and MCP measurements of 2 ¾” to 3 ¼”; medium fits wrist circumferences 5” to 6”and MCP measurements of 3 ¼” to 3 ¾”; Large fits wrist circumferences 6” to 7”and MCP measurements of 3 ¾” to 4 ¼”; Extra-large fits wrist circumferences 7” to 8”and MCP measurements of 4¼” to 4 ¾”.
  • Sizing Chart

    SizeWrist Circumference4th & 5th MCP
    S4"-5"2 3/4" - 3 1/4"
    M5"-6"3 1/4" - 3 3/4"
    L6"-7"3 3/4" - 4 1/4"
    Measurement taken from wrist circumference and 4th & 5th MCP joint

    Additional Information

    L Code: L-3807

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