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Fracture of the fifth Metacarpal Bone

Patient: If you break midshaft 5th metacarpal can you play ice hockey?

 

 

Doctor: After the fracture has completely healed, you will be able to engage in any sporting activity you choose including playi ing ice hockey. Attempting to play before the injury has healed will only delay healing as well as cause you significant pain.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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