boxer's fracture


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box·er's frac·ture

fracture of the neck of a metacarpal bone, typically of the fifth metacarpal.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A fracture of the 5th metacarpal neck after a direct blow on the 5th metacarpal head with the fist clenched, causing dorsal angulation of the fracture line and volar displacement of the head
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

boxer's fracture

Sports medicine A fracture of the 5th metacarpal neck after a direct blow on the 5th metacarpal head with the fist clenched, causing dorsal angulation of the fracture line and volar displacement of the head
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

box·er's frac·ture

(boks'ĕrz frak'shŭr)
Fracture of the neck of a metacarpal bone (most often the fifth) with volar displacement of the head of the bone.
Synonym(s): fracture of fifth metacarpal.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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'In the medical textbooks it's referred to as a boxer's fracture.' Terry has admitted punching Mr Thirlwall once but claims it was self-defence and he has denied glassing the bouncer with a beer bottle.