A metacarpal fracture is an injury to the bone at the level of the palm of the hand. The condition occurs as a result of direct trauma, but fatigue fractures can occur due to repetitive stress as well. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and stiffness of the hand. Treatments include a splint or cast for nondisplaced and stable fractures, and surgery in cases involving multiple or open fractures.
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