Boxer fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

History of punching a wall.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

An oblique fracture of the neck of the 5th metacarpal is noted with palmar angulation of the distal fracture fragment. There is not intra-articular extension of the fracture.

Case Discussion

This is a typical case of a boxer's fracture in a young male.
Boxer fractures are the most common type of metacarpal fracture

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Case information

rID: 85285
Published: 23rd Dec 2020
Last edited: 23rd Dec 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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