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Proximal phalanx fracture

Case contributed by Shailaja Muniraj
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

History of fall from swing.

Patient Data

Age: 11 years
Gender: Male
x-ray

There is minimally displaced fracture of the periphyseal aspect of proximal phalangeal metaphysis of the little finger.

Adjacent soft tissue thickening.

Case Discussion

This is a case of pediatrics proximal phalanx fracture.

This is a metaphyseal fracture and it important to distinguish this type of metaphyseal fracture from the metaphyseal corner fracture of non-accidental injury. It is also important to distinguish this injury from a Salter-Harris fracture.

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