Distal Phalanx Fracture Classification

Transverse Distal Phalanx Fracture   Transverse Distal Phalanx Fracture
  • Non-displaced: splint (alumifoam or Stack splints) Active ROM at the DIP joint can be allowed since tendon insertions are intact.
  • Displaced: CRPP



Lateral view of Distal Phalanx

  1. Terminal Extensor tendon
  2. Middle Phalangeal Head
  3. FDP tendon
  4. Dorsal base
  5. Volar base
  6. Shaft
  7. Tuft (head)