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.

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

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.