Cleft epiphysis

Case contributed by Dr Mark Holland


GP referral for painful thumb

Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Male

Cleft epiphysis is a normal variant that may simulate a fracture. Seen here in the basal epiphysis of the proximal phalanx of the pollicis.

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Case information

rID: 22889
Published: 1st May 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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