Extremity radiograph unknown 2
Publication Date: 2009-09-09
Look carefully at this AP x-ray of a patient's hand. There is a fracture here. The second image is the same patient 6 months later.
- Which bone has been fractured?Trapezium
Incorrect. The carpal bones are intact in this radiograph. Try again.Third metacarpal
Incorrect. The 3rd metacarpal is intact on this radiograph. Try again.Fifth metacarpal
Correct! The distal end of the fifth metacarpal has been fractured. If you follow the cortex on the medial side of the bone, you can see a break in the cortex of the bone. This is known as a "Boxer's fracture," often occuring after throwing a hard punch.Distal radius
Incorrect. The radius is intact here. Try again.