Ice cream scooper's hand. Report of an occupationally related stress fracture of the hand

Clin Nucl Med. 1992 Sep;17(9):721-3. doi: 10.1097/00003072-199209000-00007.


Stress fracture of the hand is uncommon but can be a significant source of morbidity if not promptly diagnosed. The authors present a case of metacarpal stress fracture in which the occupational history was key to the diagnosis and management of long-standing hand pain.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fractures, Stress / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Metacarpus / diagnostic imaging
  • Metacarpus / injuries*
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radiography
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Syndrome
  • Technetium Tc 99m Medronate / analogs & derivatives


  • technetium Tc 99m hydroxymethylene diphosphonate
  • Technetium Tc 99m Medronate