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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26--28

Simultaneous volar and dorsal dislocation of proximal inter phalangeal joints in adjacent fingers : a case report.


Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Unit, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore

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SR Sabapathy
Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Unit, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore

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Volar dislocation of PIP joint is a rare injury. They are seldom seen acutely and hence literature is sparse on the ideal method of management of these injuries. We had a patient who presented with a rare combination of volar dislocations of PIP and MCP joints of the ring finger with a classic dorsal dislocation of the PIP joint of the little finger. All dislocations underwent successful closed reduction in the acute stage followed by appropriate method of immobilisation and physiotherapy.






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