Jersey finger

Case contributed by Dr Salem Bauones


Rugby injury.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

Longitudinal US images of the left little finger demonstrate avulsion of the bony insertion (P3) of the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP). The tendon fibers appear intact.


Avulsion fracture of the base of the distal phalanx of the left little finger on its palmar aspect .


Bruising and swelling over the distal part of the palmar aspect of the left little finger.

Case Discussion

Findings are compatible with Jersey finger (Rugby finger).

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Case information

rID: 26251
Case created: 8th Dec 2013
Last edited: 4th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included