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4th metacarpal fracture (importance of 2 views)

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Hand trauma.

Modality: X-ray

Fractured 4th metacarpal : the importance of two views.

Case Discussion:

This case highlights the importance of using 2 views in patients with trauma.

The 4th metacarpal fracture isn't apparent on the AP view: however, the lateral and then the oblique show the whole story.

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