Base of fifth metacarpal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Right-hand trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Displaced fracture of the base of the fifth metacarpal that extends into the carpometacarpal joint.

There is no dislocation or other fracture.

Associated soft tissue swelling over the lateral border of the hand.

Case Discussion

The fifth metacarpal base fracture usually occurs as a consequence of notable axial loading force to a flexed hand as noted in clenched fist injuries.

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Case information

rID: 73927
Published: 29th Jan 2020
Last edited: 29th Jan 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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