Distal phalanx fracture
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Trauma of a wooden object accidentally at work, on examination: there is crushing injury over the right index finger distal phalanx with a mallet finger deformity; no active bleeding or foreign body sensation.
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- Non-displaced fracture at the tip of the distal phalanx.
- Non-displaced fracture at the base of the distal phalanx.
- Soft tissue swelling is noted.
- No intra-articular extension is seen in this fracture.
The patient was not wearing his PPE at the time of the injury.