Closed complex dorsal dislocation of the middle finger metacarpophalangeal joint: Anatomic considerations and treatment

J. W. May, R. J. Rohrich, Joseph E Sheppard

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Abstract

A rare complex isolated metacarpophalangeal joint dislocation of the middle finger is described, and the pathology is reviewed. The dorsal longitudinal incision used in this case provided excellent exposure for the reduction and helped avoid injury to the digital nerves on the palmar side of the injury. Early mobilization with extension blocking is advocated to maximize joint range of motion postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)690-693
Number of pages4
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume82
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Finger Joint
Metacarpophalangeal Joint
Early Ambulation
Wounds and Injuries
Articular Range of Motion
Joint Dislocations
Fingers
Pathology
Therapeutics

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Closed complex dorsal dislocation of the middle finger metacarpophalangeal joint : Anatomic considerations and treatment. / May, J. W.; Rohrich, R. J.; Sheppard, Joseph E.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 82, No. 4, 1988, p. 690-693.

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