Items tagged “phalanges”
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Kirner deformity is characterised by a curvature of the distal phalynx of the 5th digit in both a palmar and radial direction. Epidemiology The deformity typically presents in late childhood to early adolescence, although a mild deformity may be present at birth. Both sexes are affected, altho...
Third, fourth and fifth toe symphalangism
Published 09 Sep 2014
Isolated spade phalanx
Published 16 Mar 2015
Phalanges of the feet
The phalanges (single: phalanx) of the feet are the tubular bones of the toes. The second to fifth toes each contain a proximal, middle and distal phalanx whereas the great toe (hallux) only contains a proximal and distal phalanx. Gross anatomy Osteology Each phalanx consists of a central bod...
Distal phalanx fracture
Distal phalanx fractures are the most common fractures in the hand. They represent >50% of all phalangeal fractures and frequently involve the ungual tuft 1. They are frequently related to sports, with lesions such as the Mallet finger and the Jersey finger, or can occur after a crush injury,...
Middle phalanx fracture
Middle phalanx fractures are the least common of the phalanx fractures. Radiographic features These fractures are generally well visualised on plain radiographs. Ultrasonography can be used in unclear cases. Treatment and prognosis Non-displaced fractures can be treated conservatively with a...