3rd metacarpal fracture

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso


History of trauma to right hand due to fall. No History of loss of consciousness. On examination no open wound & tenderness on the 3rd, 4th metacarpal.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

No clear fracture in the PA view, but the oblique view shows a fracture in the right third metacarpal bone.

Case Discussion

When studying x-rays, one position should not be satisfied to make the correct diagnosis, at least two positions should be made.
Correct position means correct diagnosis


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