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Symphalangism of the fifth toe with fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Trauma

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

Fusion of the distal and middle phalanges of the fifth toe complicated by oblique, undisplaced fracture. 

Annotated image

Zoomed image of the toes. 

Case Discussion

Fusion of the phalanges is a common variant and is called symphalangism

This case is an example of pathology occurring in an anatomical variant. 

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Case information

rID: 30916
Published: 9th Sep 2014
Last edited: 3rd Jan 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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