Little finger injury
Descripción del caso
- Case Name: Little finger injury.
- Author’s Name: Dr Maulik S. Patel
- Author’s workplace: Private Clinic, Surat ( City ), India.
- Clinical Signs: M / 42 yrs. Little finger injury while catching cricket ball – 4 wks.
- Transition dislocation of proximal interphalangeal joint.
- Buddy strapping for 4 wks. Now presents with Boutonniere deformity.
- Diagnosis: Avulsion of central slip of 5th finger extensor tendon.
Ultrasound: There is avulsed central slip from base of middle phalanx.
Tiny bone flakes ( 1 mm ) are present at tip of avulsed tendon slip.
Retraction of tendon edge from phalanx base is 4 mm.
Central slip is intact at distal phalanx attachment site.
Radiograph ( cropped magnified Image ) : Tiny bone flake in soft tissue swelling on dorsal aspect of proximal interphalangeal joint of 5th finger.