Metacarpal fracture is a condition characterized by the breakage or dislocation of the long hand bones called metacarpals that form the skeleton of the palm. Metacarpal fractures can damage associated soft tissues such as cartilage, ligament, tendons, joint capsule, as well as adjoining nerves. The main symptoms that arise from metacarpal fractures are pain and swelling along with bruising in the inner or outer palm area; Misalignment or deformity may be visible. Pain may be intense with movement of the hand. Metacarpal fracture can even affect the movement of the fingers.