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Mallet finger

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

Hand trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
x-ray

Intra-articular fracture through the dorsal aspect of the fifth finger distal phalangeal base. 

Case Discussion

This injury pattern is known as a Mallet finger, which is an avulsion fracture of the extensor tendon at its insertion onto the distal phalangeal base.

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