Cleft epiphysis

Case contributed by Dr Mark Holland

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GP referral for painful thumb

Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Male
X-ray

Cleft epiphysis is a normal variant that may simulate a fracture. Seen here in the basal epiphysis of the proximal phalanx of the pollicis.

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Case information

rID: 22889
Case created: 1st May 2013
Last edited: 21st Feb 2016
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