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boxer's knuckle


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An injury of the soft tissue of the knuckle, which commonly occurs in boxers who have their outstretched hands bandaged before a fight. This results in the bandage being too tight when the hand is flexed to make a fist, damaging the underlying tissue. The damage may result in a bursitis over the metacarpal head or a distraction strain of the intermetacarpal ligaments.

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