Items tagged “phalanx”
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Proximal phalanx fracture
Proximal phalanx fractures can be epiphyseal or shaft fractures and can be articular or extra-articular. They are most often the result of forced rotation, hypertension or direct trauma 2. Epidemiology Proximal phalanx fractures are the most common pediatric hand fracture 1. Radiographic fea...
Distal phalanx fracture
Distal phalanx fractures are among 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. When associated with a crus...
Middle phalanx fracture
Middle phalanx fractures are the least common of the phalanx fractures. Radiographic features These fractures are generally well visualized on plain radiographs. Ultrasonography can be used in unclear cases. Treatment and prognosis Non-displaced fractures can be treated conservatively with a...