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What is a Boxer’s Fracture?
Named due to a high occurrence among boxers and martial artists, a boxer’s fracture involves a break of the 5th metacarpal bone in the hand. It can occur when punching an object at a high speed. Symptoms of a boxer’s fracture include pain and swelling in the hand, limited pinky finger range of motion, and finger misalignment. Patients with conditions such as Osteoporosis have a higher risk of all types of bone fracture, due to decreased bone density.