Simultaneous fracture-dislocations of the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints

K. Nakago, H. Hashizume, Masuo Senda, Keiichiro Nishida, S. Masaoka, H. Inoue

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Sixteen cases of simultaneous fracture-dislocations of both the distal interphalangeal (DIP) and proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints in the same finger that were treated during the past 10 years were classified into three types: the swan-neck injury (dorsal fragment of the base of the distal phalanx at the DIP joint and palmar fragment of the base of the middle phalanx at the PIP joint); the double-hyperextension injury (palmar fragments at the DIP and PIP joints); and the straight-finger injury (with dorsal and palmar bone fragments at the DIP joint). The results of treatment were more satisfactory in PIP joints than in DIP joints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-702
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume24 B
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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