Finger (phalanx) fracture


  • Be wary of avulsion fracture of base of phalanx
    • Lateral or medial fracture fragment = collateral ligament avulsion
    • Dorsal fracture fragment = extensor tendon avulsion
    • Palmar fracture fragment = volar plate avulsion

Finger (phalanx) fracture types

Clinical Features

Unnatural angulation of a phalanx fracture.
  • Pain and/or swelling of the digit

Differential Diagnosis

Hand and Finger Fracture Types


General Fracture Management

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