Mallet finger

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Finger trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Tiny avulsion fracture of the dorsal aspect of the base of the distal phalanx of the little (5th) finger.

Case Discussion

A triangular avulsion fragment at the insertion of the common extensor tendon on the dorsal aspect of the distal phalanx at the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint is compatible with mallet finger.

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Case information

rID: 54131
Published: 23rd Jun 2017
Last edited: 24th Jun 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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