Boxer fracture

Case contributed by Dr Abdelmoniem Mahmoud Mohie

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Trauma

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

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

With zoomed images.

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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Case information

rID: 67454
Published: 7th Apr 2019
Last edited: 8th Apr 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Red Sea Hospital

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