Fifth metacarpal stress fracture in a female softball pitcher.

  title={Fifth metacarpal stress fracture in a female softball pitcher.},
  author={Andrew D Jowett and Peter D. Brukner},
  journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine},
  volume={7 3},
PURPOSE This article describes a previously unreported fifth metacarpal stress fracture. CASE SUMMARY A female softball pitcher presented with gradual development of dorsal pain in her pitching hand. A radioisotope scan showed increased uptake in the fifth metacarpal. This supported a clinical diagnosis of a stress fracture, and the patient was treated with a period of relative rest. At 6 weeks, the patient was able to return to pitching with technique modification. DISCUSSION Seven cases… CONTINUE READING