Stress fracture of the second metacarpal bone

Skeletal Radiol. 2004 Sep;33(9):537-40. doi: 10.1007/s00256-004-0758-x. Epub 2004 Jun 29.


Stress fractures are usually encountered in athletes; however, only eight such cases involving the metacarpal bones have been reported in the English literature. We report on the rare case of a 15-year-old female tennis player with a stress fracture of the second metacarpal bone.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / complications*
  • Female
  • Fractures, Stress / diagnosis
  • Fractures, Stress / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Metacarpus / diagnostic imaging
  • Metacarpus / injuries*
  • Radiography
  • Tennis / injuries*