Which medical history is characteristic of proximal phalangeal fractures?

Updated: Jan 18, 2018
  • Author: Jay E Bowen, DO; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Proximal phalangeal fractures

  • Proximal phalangeal fractures are relatively common and may result in a great deal of disability. The mechanism of action usually results from a direct perpendicular force, a rotary force, or hyperextension of the finger.

  • The physical examination is the same as that for distal phalangeal fractures (see above).

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