Mallet finger

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Fifth finger flexion deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

There is an avulsion fracture of the proximal dorsal aspect of the distal phalanx of the fifth (little) finger involving the insertion of the distal slip of the extensor digitorum tendon. 

Case Discussion

Mallet finger is the avulsion of the distal slip of extensor digitorum tendon at the base of the distal phalanx. 

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Case information

rID: 60915
Published: 14th Jun 2018
Last edited: 14th Jun 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Lake Imaging

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