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Lustosa L, Boxer fracture. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 28 May 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-148077
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Universidade Federal do Ceará
Swollen hand after punching a wall. Tenderness over the ulnar side of the hand.
Age: 40 years
From the case: Boxer fracture
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Radiographs revealed a 5th metacarpal neck fracture with volar angulation, which is commonly referred to as a boxer fracture.
Boxer fractures are usually the result of axial loading of the metacarpal head, which oftentimes is caused by punching a hard surface.