Volar plate avulsion fracture of the middle phalanx

Case contributed by Dr Omar Giyab


Hyperextention injury to his middle finger while playing football. The PIP joint was especially tender on the volar surface.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
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
Published: 26th Jun 2013
Last edited: 3rd Sep 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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