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What treatment is necessary for this 4th metacarpal fracture?

I fractured my 4th metacarpal 12 days ago breaking up a fight in which I eventually had to punch the guy. I was able to get some x-rays done by a chiropractor friend. Now I need to see an orthopedic doctor to determine route of treatment. I don't have the money to spend on the appointment ($180) especially if it just needs to be immobilized. I am posting some screenshots of the fracture with the hope of getting some advice. If it just needs to be immobilized, I can splint etc. I have the original x-ray files as well if someone would like to see those. Thanks for any help! http://imgur.com/joyldvZ http://imgur.com/N44qCoW
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Ouch! Sorry I can't offer a punchline.
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