Boxer fracture

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli
Diagnosis certain


Right-hand trauma 2 weeks ago.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Fifth metacarpal neck fracture with palmar angulation of the distal fracture fragment. No evidence of intra-articular extension of the fracture.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the typical appearances of a boxer fracture.

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