Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Fall with mid-finger tenderness. Exclude fracture.

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male

There is no fracture, but there is abnormality of the distal phalanges with acro-osteolysis.

Case Discussion

There is a differential for acro-osteolysis (PINCHFO):

The cause for this young man's acro-osteolysis was not known.

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Case information

rID: 24280
Published: 4th Aug 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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