Volar plate avulsion injury

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Hit on end of finger by football.

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male

Avulsion fracture involving the volar plate at the proximal/volar aspect of the middle phalanx. 

Case Discussion

Volar plate avulsion injuries are a result of hyperextension. Depending on the degree of articular involvement they may be unstable. 

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Case information

rID: 31598
Published: 17th Oct 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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