Fifth metacarpal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Fall on an out stretched hand while losing balance playing badminton

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Comminuted fracture of base of fifth metacarpal with mild shaft overriding. 

Case Discussion

There is no significant displacement of fracture in this patient, otherwise it would be called a reverse Bennett fracture and would require K wire stabilization. Immobilization and normal healing is expected in this patient. 

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Case information

rID: 57128
Published: 8th Dec 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

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