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Boxer fracture

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli
Diagnosis certain


Left-hand trauma 6 months ago.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

A healed transverse fracture of the neck of the 5th metacarpal is noted with palmar angulation of the distal fracture fragment. No evidence of intra-articular extension of the fracture.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the typical appearances of a boxer fracture.

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