Mallet finger

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Trauma to 3rd finger while catching a cricket ball - 4 days back.

Patient Data

Age: 30 yrs
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

There is an avulsion fracture of the distal phalanx base on its dorsal aspect. The extensor tendon is intact, reaching to the avulsed fracture fragment. There is no joint effusion. Dynamic scan ( not uploaded ) shows intact tendon movement with joint movement.

 

Case Discussion

The patient presented a with classic history of cricket ball injury to the tip of the 3rd finger. Ultrasound shows a bony avulsion injury at the distal phalanx base with an intact tendon.

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Case information

rID: 49277
Case created: 18th Nov 2016
Last edited: 4th Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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