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Avulsion fracture of the extensor carpi radialis longus in a rugby player: a case report


Avulsion fracture of the base of the second metacarpal is an unusual injury, and the cause in the few cases reported in the literature was a fall on a volarly flexed wrist. A case of this rare injury suffered in a sport related accident by a semiprofessional rugby player is reported. It was treated with open reduction and internal fixation after failure of conservative management.

  • avulsion fracture
  • metacarpal
  • wrist
  • rugby

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