Float like an office worker, sting like a metacarpal fracture
A Japanese man’s bad work day got a whole lot worse after he took a swing at an office desk and lost.
The 56-year-old presented to ED with pain in his right hand and swelling at the base of his little finger.
An X-ray showed a break at the neck of the fifth metacarpal, characteristic of a ‘boxer’s fracture’.
“This injury typically occurs when a person punches an object with a closed fist.
"Despite its name, the fracture is uncommon among professional boxers and typically occurs among untrained persons punching without proper technique,” the