Table saw injury to finger

Ray Ballinger MD, PhD

Portland VA Medical Center

Abstract

42 y/o carpenter caught finger in a table saw blade.

Keywords

MSK finger trauma plain


Publication Date: 2007-06-22

History

42 y/o carpenter caught finger in a table saw blade.

 
   

Findings

Comminuted fracture and associate soft tissue injury of distal finger.

Diagnosis

Table saw injury to finger

Discussion

Note oblique linear bony defect in the distal phalanx corresponding to the path of the table saw blade. A bit more interesting than the usual ungual tuft fractures.