Fifth metacarpal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir

Presentation

Painful and swollen hand after a "Street Fight".

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
X-ray

Oblique fracture of the 5th metacarpal proximal shaft.

Case Discussion

Fractures of the 5th metacarpal make up 25% of all metacarpal fractures which equates to 10% of all hand fractures.

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Case information

rID: 21779
Published: 17th Feb 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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