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Distal phalanx fractures


Summary about significance of fracture including epidemiology.


Review the relevant anatomy of the bone, the joint, surrounding soft tissues etc. Discuss important neurovascular considerations (blood supply etc).


Describe current classifications, including strength and weaknesses.


Classic history
Physical Examination
Radiographic studies - which to order and pertinent findings
Lab studies (if relevant)


Discuss important factors in making the diagnosis. What else should you be thinking of? Associated injuries? Underlying conditions?


Immobilization - describe technique
Percutaneous fixation
Open fixation
Other surgical

Create link to article on operative technique


Complications of injury
Complications of treatment

Red Flags and Controversies


Include functional and implant issues as applicable


Insert recent references and landmark articles

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