Mallet finger

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

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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Case information

rID: 67669
Published: 18th Apr 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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