Seymour Fracture - Clinical Scenario

A 5-year-old presenting with nail avulsion in the middle finger likely has a Seymour fracture. This clinical case focuses on clinical assessment, investigations, treatment and complications
Seymour Fracture - Clinical Scenario

Clinical Scenario

A 5-year-old presents with avulsion of the nail of the ring finger after being hit with a ball while playing with his friend 18 hours ago.

1. Recognise a Seymour fracture.
2. Request relevant investigations.
3. Treatment plan; including closed and open options.
4. Identify & treat potential complications.

Primary Contributor: Dr Waruguru Wanjau, Educational Fellow.
Reviewer: Dr Suzanne Thomson, Educational Fellow.

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