Short 5th metacarpal

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal


A case of fracture mid shaft of radius. Post operative x ray were taken.

Patient Data

Age: 47 year
Gender: Male

Corrected fracture of midshaft of radius. Incidentally noted short 5th metacarpal.

Case Discussion

Isolated 5th metacarpal shortening can be seen in familial diabetes mellitus type-I, however this patient has no family history of diabetes mellitus and the cause is unknown. 

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Case information

rID: 26674
Published: 2nd Jan 2014
Last edited: 12th Dec 2015
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