tuft fracture

tuft fracture

Etymology: Fr, touffe, tuft; L, fractura, break
a break in any one of the distal phalanges.
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This patient has a closed fracture of the : distal phalanx, called a tuft fracture, and a subungual hematoma, evident from the x-ray and the physical presentation.
Think of tuft fractures, which commonly occur when a child's finger is crushed in a car door, like toe fractures, advised Dr.
Dannenberg tells patients with tuft fractures or toe fractures the same thing.