Mallet finger

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad



Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Small avulsion fracture of the dorsal aspect of the base of the distal phalanx of the 5th finger.

Case Discussion

A triangular bony fragment at the insertion of the common extensor tendon on the dorsal aspect of the distal phalanx is compatible with the mallet finger.

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.