Thumb metacarpal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Hand trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 19
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Oblique fracture of the proximal first metacarpal bone.  

Case Discussion

Metacarpal fractures are common. Fracture of the metacarpal bones account for 10% of all fractures, 40% of all hand fractures: the lifetime incidence of a metacarpal fracture is 2.5%

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Case Information

rID: 38245
Case created: 12th Jul 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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