Short 5th metacarpal
A case of fracture mid shaft of radius. Post operative x ray were taken.
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Corrected fracture of midshaft of radius. Incidentally noted short 5th metacarpal.
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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.
- Patel VK, Davies HA. Insulin resistance Type A and short 5th metacarpals. Diabet. Med. 2003;20 (6): 500-4. Pubmed citation