Salter Harris IV of the proximal phalanx

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Sports injury.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years old
Gender: Male

Salter-Harris IV injury through the base of the left index finger proximal phalanx. The distal fracture component is moderately angulated laterally. The remainder of the bones appear intact and are normally aligned.

X-ray

Post reduction

The Salter-Harris IV fracture through the base of the left index finger proximal phalanx has been reduced, and demonstrates anatomical alignment.

Case Discussion

Good example of a type IV Salter Harris fracture.

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Case information

rID: 68652
Published: 27th Jun 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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