Float like an office worker, sting like a metacarpal fracture

Despite its name, this break is uncommon among professional boxers

A Japanese man’s bad work day got a whole lot worse after he took a swing at an office desk and lost.

X-ray of hand

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

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