Fingertip Fractures

Fingertip ( “tuft”) fractures occur in the distal phalanx. There are mostly a compression injury (z. B. to a door post).

Fingertip fractures are common. They range from simple to complex transverse fractures disintegrations of the “tufts” (the flat, wide area at the tip of the distal phalanges). They are often connected to a Nagelbettlazeration, although the nail itself is often intact.

Fingertip ( “tuft”) fractures occur in the distal phalanx. There are mostly a compression injury (z. B. to a door post). Fingertip fractures are common. They range from simple to complex transverse fractures disintegrations of the “tufts” (the flat, wide area at the tip of the distal phalanges). They are often connected to a Nagelbettlazeration, although the nail itself is often intact. Symptoms and complaints The fingertip is swollen and tender. A break with significant soft tissue injury can cause hyperesthesia, often long after the fracture has healed stops. Usually blood between the nail plate and the nail bed (subungual hematoma) is trapped, causing a blue-black discoloration under parts of the nail or the whole nail can be lifted. A subungual hematoma often occurs when the nail bed is torn. Subungual hematoma (finger nail) DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY var model = {thumbnailUrl ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/m3301703_bruised_fingernail_science_photo_library_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’, imageUrl: ‘/ – / ? media / manual / professional / images / m3301703_bruised_fingernail_science_photo_library_high_de.jpg lang = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ subungual hematoma (fingernail) ‘description:’ u003Ca id = “v37898312 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eDiese figure shows blood flow under the fingernail u003c / p u003e u003c / div u003e ‘credits’ DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ‘

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