Boxer's fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad A. ElBeialy


Hand pain and deformity post fisticuffs

Patient Data

Age: 40 years old
Gender: Male

Fracture of the neck of the 5th metacarpal with palmar and radial angulation.

Case Discussion

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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Case information

rID: 53376
Published: 15th May 2017
Last edited: 30th May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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