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5 Things You Need to Know About Boxer's Fractures

Along with finger (phalanx) fractures and scaphoid fractures, boxer's (fifth metacarpal) fractures are the most common hand fractures. This is the bone leading up to the pinkie finger. The other metacarpals are more cushioned by the muscles and soft tissues of the palm. The fifth metacarpal doesn't have as much meat to protect it, and it's usually the first bone to strike something.

Along with finger (phalanx) fractures and scaphoid fractures, boxer's (fifth metacarpal) fractures are the most common hand fractures. This is the bone leading up to the pinkie finger. The other metacarpals are more cushioned by the muscles and soft tissues of the palm. The fifth metacarpal doesn't have as much meat to protect it, and it's usually the first bone to strike something.

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About the Author

Albert Chong, M.D. is freelance writer and board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He focuses on tendon repairs, ligament reconstructions, cartilage transplants and joint replacements.

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