Boxer's fracture

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir

Presentation

Painful and swollen hand after a "Street Fight".

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray
Fracture through the neck of the fifth metacarpal.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates typical appearances of a boxer fracture, a common fracture in young men, when they punch objects or persons!!!

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Case Information

rID: 23848
Case created: 12th Jul 2013
Last edited: 26th Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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