Salter Harris II fracture great toe proximal phalanx

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Missed kicking ball and kicked wall instead. Sore great toe. Hobbling.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

Salter Harris II fracture of the distal phalynx.

Case Discussion

Salter Harris fractures are commonly seen in children. Distal phalangeal fractures only make up a small proportion.

These are easily overlooked if the reporter isn't careful.

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Case information

rID: 76695
Published: 27th Apr 2020
Last edited: 27th Apr 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: NHS Lothian

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