Mallet finger

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

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Trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Tiny avulsion fracture of the dorsal aspect of the base of the distal phalanx of the 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: 65328
Published: 4th Jan 2019
Last edited: 16th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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