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Two cases of posttraumatic irreducible compound dislocation of the interphalangeal joint of the thumb are presented. This rare injury requires surgical intervention with anatomic repositioning of the structures responsible for the irreducibility viz. the long Flexor tendon and the volar plate.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Journal of postgraduate medicine

Publication Date

01/1996

Volume

42

Pages

30 - 31

Addresses

Department of Orthopaedics, Dr RN Cooper Municipal Hospital and Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai.

Keywords

Thumb, Humans, Dislocations, Manipulation, Orthopedic, Accidental Falls, Biomechanics, Adult, Male