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Boxer Fracture

Boxer Fracture

What is Boxer Fracture?

A boxer’s fracture is the common name for a fracture at the neck of a metacarpal bone, whose head participates in forming the knuckles of the hand. The fracture usually occurs at the neck of the metacarpal , which forms the knuckle of the little finger.

What is the causes?

It is usually caused by the impact of a clenched fist with a skull or a hard, immovable object. The knuckle of the index finger tends to lead the rest of the knuckles in a hard punch, and the knuckle compresses and snaps the neck of the metacarpal bone.

What are the treatment?

  • Splint
  • Anti-swelling Medication
  • Surgical Treatment