Fracture dislocation of the finger joints

Chirag M. Shah, T. G. Sommerkamp*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Fracture dislocations of the hand are difficult and often unforgiving injuries. Keys to treatment include early recognition, stable concentric reduction, and protected early active range of motion maintaining joint stability. The balance between stability and mobility is difficult to manage; therefore, surgeons need a wide array of treatments to tailor management to the specific fracture pattern. With appropriate treatment, residual stiffness and pain can be minimized. This Current Concepts review aims to provide up-to-date management for proximal interphalangeal, distal interphalangeal, and metacarpophalangeal joint fracture dislocations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)792-802
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Finger
  • dislocation
  • fracture
  • joint
  • subluxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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