Mallet finger

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

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Trauma

X-ray

Fracture through the proximal articular surface of the fourth distal phalanx. 

X-ray

Zoomed image of the fracture. 

Case Discussion

Mallet finger is a triangular avulsion fragment at the extensor aspect of the distal phalanx at the DIP joint. 

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Case information

rID: 12227
Case created: 31st Oct 2010
Last edited: 10th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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