Did you punch something harder than your hand? It happens. The boxer fracture, simply put, is a broken pinky. It’s painful and aggravating. Generally it happens when punching something. A splint is a much better treatment option than a cast for this type of fracture. A splint can be removed, and washed. Also, it’s much easier to sleep in than a plaster cast. A splint is lower profile (smaller), and significantly more comfortable. Absolutely worth trying. Learn more about the TKO Boxer Fracture Splint.