Side-by-side x-ray and colorized illustration depicting transverse fracture of the 5th metacarpal shaft..
From case discussion: "This x-ray is cute for the presence of an anchor projected over the bone... Clearly this does not represent a surgical bone anchor used to fixate ligaments or tendons but instead is just a fashion accessory that the radiographer chose not to remove prior to imaging."
Case courtesy of Dr Andrew Dixon, Radiopaedia.org. From the case rID: 50984.
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