Fifth metacarpal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Victoria Ho

Presentation

Right hand pain with rotational deformity after punched a wall 4 days ago.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
X-ray

Transverse fracture is seen of mid shaft of 5th metacarpal with mild palmar angulation of 10 degrees of distal fracture fragment. 

Case Discussion

Hand fractures with rotational deformity should be immobilised in POSI position and reviewed by hand specialists. 

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Case information

rID: 44907
Case created: 8th May 2016
Last edited: 14th May 2016
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