Metacarpal fractures


Metacarpal fractures occur more frequently in men. They result from axial forces to the hand, crush injuries, a direct blow or torsion energy. The main causes are:

Sports such as hockey and cricket caused by a direct impact of the bat or hard ball onto the hand

Skiing (thumb metacarpal)

Boxing (little finger metacarpal)

Falls onto fingers/hands in the elderly has almost 50% incidence of all metacarpal fractures

Catching the hand in carpentry machinesĀ