Boxer's fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Hand trauma due to punching a wall

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Transverse fracture is seen at the neck of the 5th metacarpal bone with slightly palmar angulation of the distal segment. There is no apparent intra-articular extension of the fracture. Adjacent soft tissue thickening noted.

No other concomitant fractures seen.

Case Discussion

Typical case of Boxer's fracture, as a transverse fracture of 5th metacarpal neck.

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Case information

rID: 54078
Case created: 21st Jun 2017
Last edited: 24th Jun 2017
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