Phalangeal Fractures

  • Kalpit N. Shah


Phalangeal fractures of the hand are common fractures and represent up to 10% of all fractures. The distal phalanx is fractured most commonly, and the mechanism of injury varies with age. The younger patient typically injures his finger in a sporting or recreational activity while the middle-aged patient typically injuries their fingers at work. Nonoperative and operative management are available depending on patient factors and radiographic evaluation of the fracture.


Tip amputation Rotation deformity Scissoring Finger stiffness Central slip injury 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalpit N. Shah
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryWarren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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