Bifid distal phalanx

Case contributed by Dr Anne Gisik


Presented to ED with forefoot pain after stubbing foot

Patient Data

Age: 10

Clinically, the patient had swelling over the forefoot and was maximally tender over the same area. There is a small non-displaced fracture through the third metatarsal shaft. A bifid distal phalanx of the fifth digit was an incidental finding. This correlated clinically with a split nail and enlarged toe compared with the left foot. The patient was managed in a moonboot for their metatarsal fracture.

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Case information

rID: 43949
Published: 30th Mar 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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