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Cardiovascular Medicine

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Proximal Phalanx Fracture

Aka: Proximal Phalanx Fracture
  1. Signs
    1. Volar angulation of Fracture site
    2. Rotational deformity if oblique Fracture
  2. Management
    1. Reduction of transverse Fracture
      1. Apply traction away from tubercle of Scaphoid
      2. Flexion applied to distal fragment
    2. Immobilization for 4 weeks
      1. Splint in position of moderate flexion
    3. Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
      1. Indicated for unstable Fractures

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