Managing boxer’s fracture: A literature review
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Managing boxer’s fracture: A literature review

Martin Keenan Emergency nurse practitioner, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel

Martin Keenan discusses the development of a care pathway for emergency treatment of fractured neck of the fifth metacarpal bone

Boxer’s fractures are commonly seen in emergency departments (EDs) but how these injuries are managed varies widely. This article reports on the results of a literature review of management strategies and the development of a boxer’s fracture care pathway in a London ED.

Emergency Nurse. 21, 5, 16-24. doi: 10.7748/en2013.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 21 May 2013

Accepted: 21 June 2013

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