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 the distal phalanges are shortened, displaying acro-osteolysis.

Case Discussion

See differential for acro-osteolysis: PINCHFO mnemonic. The cause of this young man's acro-osteolysis was not known.

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Case information

rID: 24280
Published: 4th Aug 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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