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Divergent dislocation of the ring and little finger carpometacarpal joints—a rare injury pattern

John Dillon, John Street, Karrupiah Mahalingham
Acta Orthopaedica Belgica 2005, 71 (3): 353-6
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Hand injuries due to longitudinal forces in the line of the metacarpals demonstrate unusual dislocation patterns. We describe a case of volar intra-articular fracture dislocation of the ring finger carpometacarpal joint in association with a pure dorsal dislocation of the little finger carpometacarpal joint. Open reduction supplemented with Kirschner wire fixation restored normal carpometacarpal joint anatomical relations and achieved an excellent clinical result.

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