Proximal phalanx fracture

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli
Diagnosis certain


Right hand trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Right hand


Fracture of the proximal phalanx of the fourth and fifth fingers. The 5th is non-displaced and seems stable but the 4th is unstable and has a displacement that requires surgery.

Case Discussion

Treatment can be conservative in case of a non-displaced fracture, but the method of immobilization may vary between orthopedic surgeons. Surgery is required in case of an open fracture, significant displacement, and instability after reduction.

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