Multiple Dislocations of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint in Three Adjacent Digits


A case is described of a simultaneous dorsal radial dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the second third and fourth digits. The injury occurred when a slow-moving automobile struck the patient. A closed reduction was performed and the hand was splinted for 4 weeks. The patient regained a full range of motion of all digits. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 13(1):44–46, 2004)

Mark H. Gonzalez, MD, Bassem T. Elhassan, MD