Salter-Harris type II fracture: finger

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Trauma to the little finger while playing netball.

Patient Data

Age: 13-year-old
Gender: Male

Targeted little finger radiographs

Left 5th finger proximal phalanx minimally displaced fracture extending through the medial aspect of the proximal metaphysis and physis. 

Case Discussion

Features of a Salter-Harris type II fracture involving the proximal physis of the 5th proximal phalanx. 

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Case information

rID: 51692
Published: 31st May 2017
Last edited: 4th Jul 2017
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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