Orthopedics Book

Cardiovascular Medicine


Lateral PIP Dislocation

Aka: Lateral PIP Dislocation, Lateral Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Dislocation, Finger Dislocation at Lateral PIP Joint
  1. Epidemiology
    1. Common Interphalangeal Dislocation
  2. Management: Reduction
    1. Easily reduced
    2. Apply longitudinal traction (pull) finger
  3. Management: Post-reduction
    1. Joint assessment
      1. Assess for collateral ligament injury
    2. Immobolization
      1. Buddy taping for 3 to 6 weeks
    3. Orthopedic referral indications
      1. Moderate to complete ligament tears
  4. References
    1. Borchers (2012) Am Fam Physician 85(8): 805-10 [PubMed]
    2. Leggit (2006) Am Fam Physician 73(5): 827-34 [PubMed]
    3. Oetgen (2008) Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 1(2):97-102 [PubMed]

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