Boxer's Fracture

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A boxer's fracture is a break of the metacarpal of the little finger. The metacarpals are the long bones in the hand that connect the fingers to the wrist. A boxer's fracture refers to a break at the end of the bone nearest the knuckle, which is called the metacarpal neck.

What is a boxer's fracture?

This detailed video describes a boxer's fracture, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Most boxer's fractures can be treated with a cast or brace to stabilize the fracture while it heals. If the knuckle is severely deformed, a procedure called a closed reduction may be needed to push the fracture back into proper position before casting. For severe displacement, surgery may be recommended.