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Hand x-ray, metacarpal V knuckle
Can someone please let me know if there is something wrong here?
Specifically in the area near the metacarpal V knuckle.
I was told there is a hair-line fracture but not sure.

What would you think the proper corrective action be?

Thank you in advance!

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1711789 tn?1361311607
Hi there!

There is a gross (not hairline) fracture of the 5th metacarpal (Boxers fracture). I would suggest consulting an orthopedician since this may need a closed reduction and splint/ cast placement for 4-6 weeks. In cases where a closed reduction fails, an open reduction (surgical fixation) may be required.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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