Boxer's fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Trauma.

Patient Data

Age: Young adult
Gender: Male
X-ray

Fracture through the neck of the fifth metacarpal, with a degree of palmar angulation.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the typical appearances of a boxer's fracture, a common fracture in young men, when they punch animate (other young men) or inanimate objects (usually walls).

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Case information

rID: 10739
Published: 15th Sep 2010
Last edited: 12th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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