Volar plate avulsion fracture of the middle phalanx

Case contributed by Dr Omar Giyab

Presentation

While playing football, the patient suffered a hyperextention injury to his middle finger. The PIP joint was especially tender on the volar surface.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

On the lateral view X-ray a volar plate avulsion fracture of the middle phalanx can be seen, without major dislocation or subluxation.

Case Discussion

Avulsion fractures of the digits, are frequent sport injuries.

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Case Information

rID: 23593
Case created: 26th Jun 2013
Last edited: 2nd Jan 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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