Subtle metacarpal fracture and bone island

Case contributed by Craig Hacking
Diagnosis almost certain


Dorsal hand hit door.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

There is a subtle undisplaced fracture of the base of the third metacarpal. Minor dorsal soft tissue swelling. No further fracture identified. Carpal alignment is anatomical.

Incidental bone island in the distal radius.

Case Discussion

Subtle fracture with overlying dorsal soft tissue swelling.

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