Malunion in a spontaneously healed phalanx fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

History of finger and hand trauma some weeks ago.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Hand x-rays showing an old diaphysis fracture in the proximal phalanx of the second finger that spontaneously healed in a non-aligned way. There is also a foreign body located in the palmar soft tissue adjacent to the second metacarpal bone. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a case in which the patient looked for medical assistance weeks after his hand trauma, allowing the phalanx fracture to be spontaneously healed. 

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Case information

rID: 39111
Published: 20th Aug 2015
Last edited: 20th May 2020
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