Absent metacarpal sign

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
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Normal hand - absent metacarpal sign - a line drawn along the heads of the 4th and 5th metacarpals will intersect the head of the 3rd metacarpal if shortening is present. The shortened 4th metacarpal is the key to the sign.

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rID: 35951
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 31st Aug 2015
Tag: sign
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