3rd metacarpal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

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
X-ray

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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