Two months back I had a Bennett fracture but I still feel pain. What treatment is required to relieve the pain?
Hello, I am a 19 years old male. Two months back I had a Bennett fracture in my left thumb, I had a cast for 2 weeks but I still feel pain on it. What treatment is required to relieve the pain? Any suggestions?
@sanket-kapoor Hello, Treatment of Bennett’s fracture depends on the severity of the fracture and may include: Wearing a thumb spica cast to stabilize the fractured bones, Avoiding activities that trigger symptoms, Applying ice packs over a towel to the area to reduce swelling, and pain, Surgery may be recommended if you do not respond to conservative treatment options. Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is the most common surgery to treat Bennett’s fracture. A small incision is made at the base of your thumb. Pins or screws are used to align the dislocated bones. Surgery is followed by rest and plaster cast immobilization for about 4 weeks. Physical therapy exercises will be ordered to enhance flexibility, range of motion, and strength. Visit a doctor as you still have pain he/she will suggest you best possible treatment.