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A break from polo

Broken 5th Metacarpel (hand bone) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_metacarpal_bone

 

A spiral fracture (also called a torsion fracture) is a bone fracture in which the bone has been twisted apart; called also torsion fracture. It is highly unstable (problems of malunion or non-union) and may be diagnosed as an oblique fracture unless a proper x-ray has been taken. The spiral fracture will look like a corkscrew type which runs parallel with the axis of the broken bone. Oblique fractures are often hard to locate via radiographs with the oblique view usually the most diagnostic. Spiral fractures seldom occur when the person is not moving. - wikipedia

 

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Taken on January 23, 2008