Boxer fracture

Case contributed by Subhan Iqbal


Involved in fight followed by pain in hand.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Fifth metacarpal neck oblique fracture with subtle palmar angulation of the distal fracture fragment. No evidence of intra-articular extension of the fracture. Cast applied obscure fine details.

Case Discussion

Unfortunately, pre-cast films are not available.

Typical appearance and demonstration of a Boxer fracture.

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