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
  
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==Differential Diagnosis==
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*[[Middle Phalanx (Finger) Fracture]]
 
*[[Distal Phalanx (Finger) Fracture]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 08:02, 10 January 2015

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

Differential Diagnosis

Hand and Finger Fractures

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Source

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