Boxer’s Fracture Megan Murray and Katie Fulton
A boxer’s fracture is the fracture of the fifth metacarpal.
It is caused by punching and therefore called a Boxer’s Fracture.The impact of a clenched fist hitting an immovable object straight on, or the hitting of a skull causes a Boxer’s Fracture.
To heal a Boxer’s Fracture the metacarpal must be pinned, realigned, and splinted for about 12 weeks.
Full recovery takes up to three or four months, and many patients take drugs like ibuprofen. The pain however is mild.