Suzuki frame

Case contributed by Dr James Sheldon


Post-operative fixation of fracture of 5th finger middle phalanx.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

There is a comminuted, mildly displaced fracture of the proximal aspect of the middle phalanx of the fifth finger. The fracture extends to the articular surface of the PIPJ. The middle phalanx is medially subluxed with respect to the proximal phalanx. Suzuki frame in situ fixating the proximal and middle phalanges.

No other fracture or dislocation.

Case Discussion

A Suzuki frame is a traction system composed of pins and rubber. It is used as a dynamic distraction technique for complex intra-articular fractures of the digits of the hand.1

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Case information

rID: 33159
Published: 3rd Jan 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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