Dislocations of distal interphalangeal (DIP) or 1st interphalangeal (IP) joints
Mechanism is typically a hyperextension injury of the DIP joint.
Synonym(s): jammed finger
Mechanism of injury (i.e., hyperextension)
Presence of an obvious deformity (i.e., distal phalanx positioned above or below the plane of the middle phalanx)
Often self-reduced by the pa...
On-field reduction should be attempted to reduce pain and usually is easily performed when done immediately 4[C].
Technique for reduction: Maintaining pro...
Athletes can return to play immediately if dislocation is uncomplicated, successfully reduced, and the athlete is allowed to play in a splint or cast.
Thumb IP dislocations should be tr...
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