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Chronic Dislocation of the Distal Interphalangeal Joints
J Trauma Inj -0001;():-
Published online December 28, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Society of Trauma.

Junki Shiota, M.D., Daisuke Kawamura, M.D., Ph.D., Norimasa Iwasaki, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Correspondence to: Daisuke Kawamura, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hokkaido University, Kita 15 Nishi 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8638, Japan
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Received July 23, 2018; Accepted September 26, 2018.
Irreducible dislocation of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint is a rare traumatic condition commonly seen in sports injuries. Herein, we present a case with chronic dislocation of the DIP joint caused by high energy trauma accompanied by a fracture of the ipsilateral clavicle. The local deformity resulting from the dislocation can be trivial. Therefore, obtaining radiographs of all the interphalangeal joint injuries, regardless of the findings on inspection, is crucial for accurate diagnosis in the case of high energy trauma. The good functional improvement was obtained by open reduction and temporary wire fixation for 4 weeks.
Keywords : Joint dislocations; Finger interphalangeal joint; Traffic accidents; Wounds and injuries

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