The Boxer’s fracture
s are treated by immobilizing the joint using a variety of splints, a cast, or taping techniques. “Buddy-taping” involves taping the little finger
to the ring finger
. It typically takes four to six weeks for the fracture
to heal and thereafter some more time to regain motion and strength.
You should contact your doctor or go to the emergency department because you have developed signs and symptoms which might indicate infection or some other complication.