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/en2013.09.21.5.16.e1198Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 21 May 2013
Accepted: 21 June 2013