Difference between revisions of "Finger (phalanx) fracture"

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** Dorsal fracture fragment = extensor tendon avulsion
 
** Dorsal fracture fragment = extensor tendon avulsion
 
** Palmar fracture fragment = volar plate avulsion
 
** Palmar fracture fragment = volar plate avulsion
* Flexion deformity of distal phalanx (mallet/baseball finger) = avulsion fx or extensor tendon rupture
 
  
 
==Types==
 
==Types==
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*[[Hand Diagnoses (Main)]]
 
*[[Hand Diagnoses (Main)]]
  
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[[Category:Ortho]]
 
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Revision as of 07:32, 4 August 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

Types

Differential Diagnosis

Hand and Finger Fractures

See Also

References

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