Fracture of the fourth and fifth metacarpals

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Hand trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Minimally displaced transverse fracture of the 4th metacarpal shaft.

5th metacarpal neck fracture with volar angulation, consistent with a Boxer fracture. No intra-articular involvement.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates fractures of the 4th and 5th metacarpals.

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