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for metacarpal fracture


A fracture is the same as a broken bone. The metacarpals are the bones that form the palmar section of the hand. A fracture to a metacarpal can occur at any part of the bone, but is most common at the ‘neck’, up near the knuckle. The most commonly fractured metacarpal is the fifth one, joining up to your little finger. This is called a ‘boxer’s fracture’ as it is commonly caused when punching an object.


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