Irreducible distal interphalangeal joint dislocation: a case report and literature review

Soumo Banerji, Jamal Bullocks, Patrick Cole, Larry Hollier
Annals of Plastic Surgery 2007, 58 (6): 683-5
We present a case of an irreducible dorsal distal interphalangeal joint dislocation caused by dislocation of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon. Although these types of injuries are rare, through a search of the literature, we conclude that a high degree of suspicion must be maintained in irreducible dislocations for this type of injury. An early open approach for diagnosis and treatment is recommended.

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