Finger - Intra-articular fracture

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Finger - Intra-articular fracture

  • If a finger fracture is suspected then specific finger views are required rather than images of the whole hand
  • This is an intra-articular fracture of the ring finger middle phalanx
  • No fracture was visible on the PA view (not shown)

Finger - Salter-Harris fracture

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Finger - Salter-Harris fracture

  • This child's X-ray shows loss of bone alignment at the growth plate of the proximal phalanx

Finger - Crush fracture

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Finger - Crush fracture

  • Finger fractures are often multiple
  • Here there is a comminuted fracture of the little finger distal phalanx due to a crush injury - and a transverse fracture of the ring finger middle phalanx

Finger - Tuft fracture

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Finger - Tuft fracture

  • A tuft fracture involves the tip of the distal phalanx
  • Tuft and crush fractures are often associated with nail bed soft tissue injuries in which case should be considered as open fractures