Distal phalanx fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

Trauma of a wooden object accidentally at work, on examination: there is crushing injury over the right index finger distal phalanx with a mallet finger deformity; no active bleeding or foreign body sensation.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
X-ray
  • Non-displaced fracture at the tip of the distal phalanx. 
  • Non-displaced fracture at the base of the distal phalanx. 
  • Soft tissue swelling is noted.
  • No intra-articular extension is seen in this fracture.

Case Discussion

The patient was not wearing his PPE at the time of the injury.

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