Boxer fracture

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

Presentation

Trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Comminutied fracture through the neck of the fifth metacarpal bone, with palmar angulation.

Case Discussion

A Boxer's fracture is the name given to a fracture of the neck of the little finger metacarpal, due to it usually being acquired as a result of a punch to a hard object - be it a wall or somebody's face!

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Case information

rID: 29211
Case created: 9th May 2014
Last edited: 16th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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