Difference between revisions of "Finger (phalanx) fracture"

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* Flexion deformity of distal phalanx (mallet/baseball finger) = avulsion fx or extensor tendon rupture
 
* Flexion deformity of distal phalanx (mallet/baseball finger) = avulsion fx or extensor tendon rupture
  
==[[Proximal Phalanx (Finger) Fracture]]==
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==DDX==
 
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*[[Proximal Phalanx (Finger) Fracture]]
==[[Middle Phalanx (Finger) Fracture]]==
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*[[Middle Phalanx (Finger) Fracture]]
 
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*[[Distal Phalanx (Finger) Fracture]]
==[[Distal Phalanx (Finger) Fracture]]==
 
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 05:49, 4 January 2014

Background

  • Be wary of avulsion fx of base of phalanx
    • Lateral or medial fracture fragment = collateral ligament avulsion
    • Dorsal fracture fragment = extensor tendon avulsion
    • Palmar fracture fragment = volar plate avulsion
  • Flexion deformity of distal phalanx (mallet/baseball finger) = avulsion fx or extensor tendon rupture

DDX

See Also

Source

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