Hand pain and deformity post fisticuffs
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Fracture of the neck of the 5th metacarpal with palmar and radial angulation.
Fractures of the neck of the 5th metacarpal are a result of axial loading to the bone. Often seen in the context of punching injuries, 95% of those experiencing this trauma are young adult males.
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