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Can you get a boxers fracture in your foot?
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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No
A boxer's fracture is a fracture of the small finger metacarpal (which commonly occurs after someone punches someone or something).
There is no boxer's fracture of the foot.

In brief: No
A boxer's fracture is a fracture of the small finger metacarpal (which commonly occurs after someone punches someone or something).
There is no boxer's fracture of the foot.
Dr. Matthew Enna
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
In brief: No
A boxer's fracture is name given to a specific type of transverse fracture of the neck of the 5th (and sometimes 4th) metacarpal of the hand.
It comes from the fact that it is most commonly found following a closed fist punching blow. You can have a transverse neck fracture of the 5th metatarsal, in the foot but its mechanism is not the same (most commonly from a crushing or jamming injury).

In brief: No
A boxer's fracture is name given to a specific type of transverse fracture of the neck of the 5th (and sometimes 4th) metacarpal of the hand.
It comes from the fact that it is most commonly found following a closed fist punching blow. You can have a transverse neck fracture of the 5th metatarsal, in the foot but its mechanism is not the same (most commonly from a crushing or jamming injury).
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