Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Renato Fricker, Matej Kastelec, Fiesky Nuñez, Terry Axelrod

Metacarpals - Head, subcapital

General considerations

Subcapital metacarpal fractures are usually the result of an axial load to the hand. They often occur from punching a hard object such as a wall or an opponent. Always be aware of potential of this being an open fracture due to contact with the oral cavity.

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