HI guys, managed to break my fretting hand - bone, little finger just behind the knuckle. (Was hitching a trailer to my car, pushing the cotter pin into the handle with the heel of my hand, it gave way suddenly and I slammed my fist into the towbar.) According to the Doc its what they call a "Boxers Fracture". 6 weeks down the track I'm out of the cast and getting back into playing but im having a huge amount of trouble extending my little finger sideways. Its stiff and sore and just doesnt move like it used to. The doctor's saying the amount of movement is what they call "acceptable" and Im asking for "excellent" movement - tbh I just want it back to normal. Naturally Im pretty concerned what this will mean to my playing long term. Has anyone else had this kind of injury on their fretting hand? How long did it take to get back up to playing speed? Any permanent hangover? Any recovery tips/exercises?