Boxer fracture

Case contributed by Abdelmonem Mahmoud
Diagnosis certain



Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

A transverse fracture through the neck of the 5th metacarpal neck is noted, with palmar angulation.

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Case Discussion

This case illustrates typical appearances of a boxer fracture, a common fracture in young men when they punch hard objects. 

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