Interphalangeal joint dislocation - thumb

Case contributed by Dr Daniel J Bell

Presentation

Hyperextension injury of the thumb following a fall

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Thumb views

X-ray

Dorsal dislocation of the distal phalanx of the thumb. No visible fracture. Small focal soft tissue gas related to trauma.

Postreduction

X-ray

Post-reduction, distal phalanx is now enlocated.

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