Fractured third and fourth proximal phalanges

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


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Patient Data

Age: 30-35 years
Gender: Male
  1. Comminuted transverse off-ended fracture of the 3rd finger proximal phalanx through the midshaft. The fracture is displaced in the ulnar and dorsal direction and there is marked dorsal angulation.
  2. Fracture of the base of the 4th finger proximal phalanx which does not appear intraarticular. This fracture is impacted and mildly angulated in the volar direction.

Case Discussion

Good case illustrating a second less obvious fracture. Beware the satisifaction of search!

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Case information

rID: 53827
Published: 8th Jun 2017
Last edited: 18th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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