Author | Marcin K. Kociuba, DO

Articles

Dorsal Dislocation of the Fourth and Fifth Metacarpals

September 01, 2007

Several hours after striking his closed fist against the side pillar of a passenger car, a 28-year-old man presented with acute pain and swelling of the left hand. The dorsum of the left hand appeared deformed and edematous; there were scattered abrasions but no lacerations, exposed bony fragments, ecchymosis, or active bleeding.