Fractures of 4th and 5th metacarpals

Case contributed by Dr Vikas Shah


Hand injured by closing door. Severe pain and swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Irregular contours of bases of 4th and 5th metacarpals with shortening of these metacarpals compared to adjacent ones. No dislocation.

Case Discussion

Apparent shortening of the 4th and 5th metacarpals in the setting of trauma should prompt a careful search for fractures at the metacarpal bases.

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Case information

rID: 63087
Published: 13th Sep 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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