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- “ Also called the metacarpal sign, shortening of the 4th and 5th metacarpals is present when a line drawn at a tangent to their heads intersects the...”

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  • Positive metacarpal sign - “ In the metacarpal sign, a line drawn along the heads of the 4th and 5th metacarpals will intersect the head of the 3rd metacarpal if shortening is...”
  • Shortening of the fourth/fifth metacarpals/metatarsals - “ Shortening of the fourth/fifth metacarpals and less commonly metatarsals is seen in a variety of apparently disparate conditions.  Pathology Eti...”

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