Boxer fracture

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis certain


History of punching a wall.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

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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