4th and 5th metacarpal neck fracture

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

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Pain to the lateral border of the hand following an altercation outside a pub while drunk.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Fractures of the 4th and 5th metacarpal head-neck junction.

Case Discussion

4th and 5th metacarpal neck fractures after punching somebody. This fracture is unimaginatively called a boxer's fracture because it almost exclusively occurs following a punch.

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Case information

rID: 7313
Published: 10th Oct 2009
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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