Mallet finger

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad A. ElBeialy

Presentation

Pain in the little finger of the right hand. Cannot extend distal phalanx. No clear history of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Mallet finger with a triangular avulsion fracture of the base of the distal phalanx of the right fifth finger at the insertion of the common extensor tendon.

Case Discussion

It is very uncommon for mallet finger to undergo surgical intervention

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Case information

rID: 55031
Case created: 15th Aug 2017
Last edited: 17th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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