Mallet finger

Case contributed by RMH Core Conditions


Pain in fifth finger.

Patient Data

Age: 37
Gender: Male

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. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 28949
Published: 23rd Apr 2014
Last edited: 27th Aug 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

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

 Thank you for updating your details.