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Distal phalanx fracture

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso
Diagnosis certain


Pain and swelling of the right thumb after a weight fell on it. On examination: right thumb distal phalanx swelling and tenderness, nail bed hematoma, pain on movements.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
  • x-ray shows comminuted fracture at the distal phalanx of the right thumb, with suspected intra-articular extension
  • mild soft tissue swelling

Case Discussion

This patient has got an injury during the work, he was not using the personal protection equipment.

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