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Solution to Unknown Case # 10 – Boxer’s Fracture

History: Adolescent boy with hand pain.  This is called a boxer fracture, which is a transverse fracture through the fifth metacarpal neck. Only the collateral ligaments remain attached, and therefore the typical finding is volar angulation (or dorsal apex angulation) of the metacarpal head. Boxer’s Fracture Causes Boxer’s fractures received their name from one of … Continue reading