Case Report: Thumb Pain and Swelling After a Tumbling Injury

A 13-year-old girl presents with left thumb pain after a tumbling injury during gymnastics. On examination, she has moderate swelling about the thumb without any noticeable deformity. Anteroposterior (AP) and lateral radiographs (Figures 1 and 2) demonstrate a Salter-Harris II fracture of the proximal phalanx of the left thumb with displacement. What is the best treatment option for this patient?

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