Fracture of base of proximal phalanx

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Pain lateral aspect of foot after injury.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Subtle undisplaced fracture of the base of the proximal phalanx of the little toe.

Case Discussion

Pretty subtle fracture of the proximal phalanx, observed only on the oblique projection.

Couple of practical life lessons:

- orthogonal views in trauma are for a good reason.  Often the pathology if only seen on one view.

- with high volumes and the need to report efficiently with so many normals this kind of finding is easy to miss.

This is an ideal rapid reporting radiograph.

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Case information

rID: 55404
Published: 5th Sep 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: rapids
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