Mallet finger

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Left-hand trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Dorsal-lip avulsion fracture through the proximal articular surface of the fourth distal phalanx. 

Case Discussion

Bony mallet injury is a triangular avulsion fragment at the extensor aspect of the distal phalanx at the DIP joint. 

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.