Recurrent Dislocation of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint of the Finger: A Rare Issue in Hand Surgery

Document Type: CASE REPORT


1 Department of Hand and Microsurgery, Besat Hospital, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran

2 Hand and Microsurgery Department, Emam Reza Hospital, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Recurrent dislocation is not common in small joints. This report presents a new case of chronic recurrent dislocation of proximal interphalangeal joint of the finger in which soft tissue injuries have a role in the dislocation. The patient was a 23 years old man who had referred to our center because of recurrent dislocation of proximal interphalangeal joint of his right ring finger during sports activities. This case was unique since no flexor digitorum superficialis or flexor digitorum profundus tendons were used for reconstruction of volar plate avulsion in the treatment.


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