3rd and 4th middle phalanx fracture

Case contributed by Dr Sarmad Hussain

Presentation

Swelling and tenderness of 3rd and 4th fingers of the left hand after a soccer ball trauma to finger tips.

Patient Data

Age: 37
Gender: Male

Fracture at the base of the 3rd and 4th middle phalanx. The fracture is almost impossible to see on the AP view. The oblique view gives the best view of the fracture.

The oblique view gives the best view of the fracture.

Case Discussion

This case highlights the importance of using two views in patients with trauma. 

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Case information

rID: 48953
Case created: 2nd Nov 2016
Last edited: 30th Jul 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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