Phalangeal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

The chief complaint is a pain in the left thumb finger for days due to trauma with a hammer in the workplace, on clinical examination: swelling and tenderness in the left thumb.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

On frontal view, a non-displaced comminuted fracture of the proximal phalanx of the left thumb.

Case Discussion

As we see the lateral view does not show significant findings, but the AP view shows a non-displaced comminuted fracture of the proximal phalanx of the thumb

Almost all closed thumb fractures can be immobilized in a thumb spica splint in plaster or fiberglass and followed up in the clinic.

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