Distal phalanx fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso


The patient had a trauma by hammer object accidentally at work, on examination: there is pain and swelling over left thumb distal phalanx with nail bed hematoma, no open injury or deformity or foreign body sensation.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
  • X-ray shows chip fracture at the tip of the distal phalanx of the left thumb finger.

Case Discussion

The patient was wearing his PPE at the time of injury. 

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