Boxer's fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

Traumatic impact to the right hand, pain, and tenderness over the 5th metacarpal head.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

A fracture of the neck of the 5th metacarpal is noted with palmar angulation of the distal fracture fragment.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the typical appearance of a boxer fracture, but the patient claimed that he had trauma at his hand, and there was no history of assault.

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