Mallet finger

Case contributed by RMH Core Conditions

Presentation

Pain in fifth finger.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is an avulsion fracture of the dorsal aspect of the proximal end of the distal phalanx involving approximately 50% of the articular surface with dorsal displacement of the fracture fragment.

Case Discussion

Mallet fingers are initially managed with immobilization in hyperextension. These injuries should be reviewed by a hand surgeon. 

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