Fifth proximal phalangeal joint dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

A simple dislocation of the proximal interphalyngeal joint of the 5th finger.

Case Discussion

Interphalangeal joint dislocations are a fairly common injury. The most common mechanism is a direct blow to the end of finger when catching a ball. 

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Case information

rID: 6377
Published: 19th Jun 2009
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
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