Interphalangeal joint dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
X-ray

The proximal interphalangeal joint of the right fifth finger is dislocated with the middle phalanx lying dorsal and medial to the proximal phalanx.

Case Discussion

Most dislocations of the interphalangeal joints are due to hyperextension. The proximal interphalangeal joints are the most commonly involved and in the vast majority of cases the dislocation is dorsal, as in this case. 

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Case information

rID: 37803
Case created: 23rd Jun 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
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