Stress fracture of the second metacarpal bone in a badminton player

Kobe J Med Sci. 2008 Jul 18;54(3):E159-62.


We present a rare case of stress fracture of the second metacarpal bone. A 14-year-old girl felt pain on the dorsal aspect of the right wrist without any history of major trauma, when she played a smash during a game of badminton. On the radiographs, periosteal reaction was detected on the ulnar aspect of the base of the second metacarpal bone. She was treated conservatively and she returned to the original activity level.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Fractures, Stress / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Metacarpal Bones / diagnostic imaging*
  • Racquet Sports*
  • Radiography