Fractures of the metacarpals are generally due to direct trauma and may be associated with other osseous injuries. The Bennett, Rolando, and boxer's fractures are specific types of metacarpal injuries.
| A||PA radiograph of the hand. This demonstrates a comminuted fracture of the base of the fifth metacarpal.|
| B||PA radiograph of the hand. This details the appearance of an oblique fracture of the third metacarpal.|
| C||PA radiograph of the hand. This shows fractures of both the third and fourth metacarpals as well as a Colles fracture.|
| D||PA radiograph of a fracture of the second metacarpal.|
| E||Oblique radiograph of the wrist. This demonstrates a fracture of the proximal aspect of the first metacarpal. It does not involve the articular surface, distinguishing this fracture from the Bennett and Rolando fracture.|
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