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Fractures of the proximal and middle phalanges

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These are usually transverse fractures. There may be:

  • forward angulation - which may damage the flexor tendon sheath
  • rotational deformity - which may impair normal closure of the fingers into a fist
  • fracture into the joint - from a fracture at either end of the phalanx - the finger usually becomes very stiff and in a displaced fracture, often deformed

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