Post-traumatic osteoarthritis - finger

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Finger pain. History of prior dislocation.

Patient Data

Age: 30-35 years
Gender: Male

Joint space narrowing, osteophytes and bony remodeling of the fourth finger proximal and distal interphalangeal joints. Articular surface irregularity of the fourth middle phalangeal base. 

Distal ulna metalware. Small calcific focus at the tip of the ulnar styloid. 


18 months prior

No osteoarthritis, fracture or dislocation. 

Case Discussion

This football player developed post-traumatic osteoarthritis after a history of fourth finger dislocation. This case is slightly atypical in that two joints have been affected, although they are of the same ray and presumably both joints were injured. 

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Case information

rID: 76354
Published: 20th Apr 2020
Last edited: 7th May 2020
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