Boxer's fracture

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir


Painful and swollen hand after a "Street Fight".

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
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
Published: 12th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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