Closed extensor tendon rupture following neck fracture of the fifth metacarpal (Boxer's fracture): a case report

S. Lardenoye*, P.F.W. Hannemann, J.A. Ten Bosch

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Boxer's fractures are common injuries. This report describes a case of a rupture of both small finger extensor tendons, following a closed neck fracture of the fifth metacarpal bone. This complication has not been reported before and emphasizes the importance of good clinical examination to rule out additional damage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
JournalCase reports in plastic surgery & hand surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • boxer's fracture
  • conservative treatment
  • extensor tendon rupture
  • hand
  • metacarpal fracture
  • Boxer's fracture
  • Hand

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