Boxer's fracture is a common name for a fracture of the long bone that connects the little finger to the wrist.
The types of boxer's fractures are:
- Nondisplaced—the bone is broken, but remains in place
- Displaced—ends of the bone are separated from one another
- Comminuted—the bone is broken into several pieces
Fractures may either be:
- Closed—the fracture does not break the skin
- Open—the fracture breaks through the skin
Bones in the Hand
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Last reviewedAugust 2014by Michael Woods, MD
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