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Boxer's Fracture - 5th Metacarpal Bone Broken, Before and After
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: WCephei77HD
Closed Reduction of 5th Metacarpal Fracture
Closed Reduction of 5th Metacarpal Fracture
Published: 2015/04/13
Channel: Dalhousie Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
5th Metacarpal Broken Bone aka Boxer
5th Metacarpal Broken Bone aka Boxer's Fracture - Recovered
Published: 2015/01/31
Channel: WCephei77HD
Metacarpal Fractures - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim
Metacarpal Fractures - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim
Published: 2014/04/24
Channel: nabil ebraheim
Fifth Metacarpal Dislocation and Reduction Emergency
Fifth Metacarpal Dislocation and Reduction Emergency
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Larry Mellick
LINOS   Transverse Fracture of a Metacarpal Bone
LINOS Transverse Fracture of a Metacarpal Bone
Published: 2014/12/10
Channel: Sovereign Medical
Fifth metacarpal pin removal
Fifth metacarpal pin removal
Published: 2012/03/27
Channel: Steven Nozaki
Broken hand 5th metacarpal
Broken hand 5th metacarpal
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: Adam S
Broken Hand (3rd,4th, and 5th Metacarpal)
Broken Hand (3rd,4th, and 5th Metacarpal)
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: Viet Tran
How To Rehab Your Hand After An Injury, Boxer
How To Rehab Your Hand After An Injury, Boxer's Fracture, or Surgery - Personal Trainer Tai
Published: 2012/01/09
Channel: Modern Sports Training
Metacarpus, 5th Metacarpal, Dorsal Approach
Metacarpus, 5th Metacarpal, Dorsal Approach
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: ortho tube
shaft fifth metacarpal bone with casting
shaft fifth metacarpal bone with casting
Published: 2014/12/26
Channel: Adham Ortho Channel (AOC).
Right Hand 5th metacarpal Pin Removal
Right Hand 5th metacarpal Pin Removal
Published: 2011/11/09
Channel: ACvlogchannel
Taping - Dorsal Glide to 5th Metacarpal
Taping - Dorsal Glide to 5th Metacarpal
Published: 2015/09/27
Channel: Naeem Ugharadar
Metacarpal Fracture/Boxers Fracture - Cast and Pin Removal
Metacarpal Fracture/Boxers Fracture - Cast and Pin Removal
Published: 2013/12/30
Channel: mikschumans
Hand Fracture Surgery
Hand Fracture Surgery
Published: 2015/01/20
Channel: John Knight
How to manage lump after Boxer
How to manage lump after Boxer's fracture? - Dr. Ajay Rao
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: Doctors' Circle - Ask Doctors. Free Video Answers.
5th Metacarpal Dorsal Glide Taping Technique
5th Metacarpal Dorsal Glide Taping Technique
Published: 2017/02/05
Channel: Collin Zimmerman
Fifth Metacarpal Fracture
Fifth Metacarpal Fracture
Published: 2017/09/07
Channel: GDCHAND
Boxer Splint Technique
Boxer Splint Technique
Published: 2012/09/12
Channel: parkermedicalassocs
5th Metacarpal bone fracture
5th Metacarpal bone fracture
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: Young Lae Moon
Boxer Cast
Boxer Cast
Published: 2011/01/28
Channel: Orthocasting.com by Gail Smith
2nd Metacarpus fracture ORIF with Plate
2nd Metacarpus fracture ORIF with Plate
Published: 2015/04/28
Channel: Hand Surgery International
1.2.1 - An easy technique for fixation of 5th metacarpal neck fractures
1.2.1 - An easy technique for fixation of 5th metacarpal neck fractures
Published: 2012/04/18
Channel: KasrAlainyOrthotube
Metacarpal Fracture/Boxers Fracture - Cast and Pin Removal
Metacarpal Fracture/Boxers Fracture - Cast and Pin Removal
Published: 2009/12/17
Channel: jakewars
C346 Left Fifth Metacarpal
C346 Left Fifth Metacarpal
Published: 2013/01/12
Channel: Digitised Diseases
Boxers fracture 5th metacarpal pin removal 2016
Boxers fracture 5th metacarpal pin removal 2016
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Justin Graham
fifth metacarpal pin removal, part deux
fifth metacarpal pin removal, part deux
Published: 2012/03/27
Channel: Steven Nozaki
Boxer
Boxer's Fracture - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim
Published: 2011/02/04
Channel: nabil ebraheim
11.07.09 - Broken 5th metacarpal and torn tendon week 5
11.07.09 - Broken 5th metacarpal and torn tendon week 5
Published: 2009/11/08
Channel: Doccerz
What Is A 5Th Metacarpal Fracture?
What Is A 5Th Metacarpal Fracture?
Published: 2017/08/31
Channel: Call into Question
Finger and metacarpal Fractures - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim
Finger and metacarpal Fractures - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim
Published: 2011/03/03
Channel: nabil ebraheim
Wide awake metacarpal surgery; anesthetic technique
Wide awake metacarpal surgery; anesthetic technique
Published: 2016/08/06
Channel: 浦河日赤
Boxer
Boxer's Fracture: Percutaneous Pinning
Published: 2013/03/09
Channel: ORTHOfilms
Third metacarpal bone fracture therapy
Third metacarpal bone fracture therapy
Published: 2014/05/27
Channel: mr jsc
Boxer
Boxer's fracture
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: www.sportsinjuryclinic.net
Thumb Metacarpal Base Fracture Injury - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim
Thumb Metacarpal Base Fracture Injury - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim
Published: 2014/10/27
Channel: nabil ebraheim
Almost 3 months out metacarpal ORIF
Almost 3 months out metacarpal ORIF
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: GDCHAND
Low Mobility of Fingers after Hand Fracture
Low Mobility of Fingers after Hand Fracture
Published: 2014/09/30
Channel: Sudeep P Nambiar
Metacarpal Surgery Patient tells all
Metacarpal Surgery Patient tells all
Published: 2016/06/08
Channel: GDCHAND
Pulling pins from the fifth metacarpal
Pulling pins from the fifth metacarpal
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: John Miller
Dorsal gliding taping technique to 5th metacarpal
Dorsal gliding taping technique to 5th metacarpal
Published: 2015/09/30
Channel: Jen Cassel
5th metacarpal dorsal glide taping
5th metacarpal dorsal glide taping
Published: 2014/10/13
Channel: sonia santoyo
How Long Does It Take For A Boxers Fracture To Heal?
How Long Does It Take For A Boxers Fracture To Heal?
Published: 2017/08/30
Channel: Cash for Question
Broken Metacarpal K-Wire (pin) Removal
Broken Metacarpal K-Wire (pin) Removal
Published: 2013/11/20
Channel: josh chavis
Xray 5th Metacarpal
Xray 5th Metacarpal
Published: 2013/02/16
Channel: Pedro Salcido
Metacarpal fracture follow up
Metacarpal fracture follow up
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: GDCHAND
What Is A Boxers Fracture?
What Is A Boxers Fracture?
Published: 2017/08/31
Channel: Call into Question
01.17.10 - Broken 5th metacarpal and torn tendon week 15
01.17.10 - Broken 5th metacarpal and torn tendon week 15
Published: 2010/01/18
Channel: Doccerz
5th Metacarpal Fracture
5th Metacarpal Fracture
Published: 2013/02/16
Channel: Pedro Salcido
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Fifth metacarpal bone
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Fifth metacarpal of the left hand (shown in red). Palmar view.
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The fifth metacarpal. (Left.)
Details
Identifiers
Latin os metacarpale V
MeSH A02.835.232.087.319.550
FMA 23903
Anatomical terms of bone

The fifth metacarpal bone (metacarpal bone of the little finger or pinky finger) is the most medial and second shortest of the metacarpal bones.

Surfaces[edit]

It presents on its base one facet on its superior surface, which is concavo-convex and articulates with the hamate, and one on its radial side, which articulates with the fourth metacarpal.

On its ulnar side is a prominent tubercle for the insertion of the tendon of the extensor carpi ulnaris muscle.

The dorsal surface of the body is divided by an oblique ridge, which extends from near the ulnar side of the base to the radial side of the head.

The lateral part of this surface serves for the attachment of the fourth Interosseus dorsalis; the medial part is smooth, triangular, and covered by the extensor tendons of the little finger.

Clinical significance[edit]

A fracture of the fourth and/or fifth metacarpal bones transverse neck secondary due to axial loading is known as a boxer's fracture.[1][contradictory] The fifth metacarpal bone is the most common bone to be injured when throwing a punch.

Ossification[edit]

The ossification process begins in the shaft during prenatal life, and in the head between 11th and 37th months.[2]

Additional images[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Shultz, S. J., Houglum, P. A., Perrin, D. H. (2010). Examination of Musculoskeletal Injuries. Chicago: Human Kinetics
  2. ^ Balachandran, Ajay; Anooj Krishna; Moumitha Kartha; Libu G. K.; Liza John; Krishnan B (30 December 2013). "A Study of Ossification of heads of 2nd to 5th Metacarpals in Forensic Age Estimation in the Kerala Population" (PDF). Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. 2 (52): 10165–10171. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 

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