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A patient with a painful and swollen hand

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3127 (Published 20 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3127

Re: A patient with a painful and swollen hand

As soon as I read this case report I recalled my orthopaedic studies over 50 years ago. My immediate diagnosis was of a Bennett's Fracture. I believe this is what we termed this type of injury, rather than just a "boxers fracture". Credit to the first describer of this specific injury would be reasonable

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 July 2017
John E Burgess
Retired Occupational Physician
Hunstanton